I was admitted to Stanford REA this past fall, and more recently got an email from the admissions office, expressing concern about the grades on my midyear transcript. I had received 2 Bs (one in a math class I’m receiving credit for through a local uni., the other an AP class).
For context, I applied to Stanford with the intention of studying English and Political Science (neither class lie in these fields, one being a multivariable calc. course, the other being a Spanish class. If it matters, Stanford mentioned in their admission letter that they expected good performance in my “area of study.”) Prior to my senior year, I had straight As excluding a B I’d received during my second semester of junior year in Calc BC.
I would like to say I’m doing fine now, but, unfortunately, I think I’m on track to getting a B/B+ for that same math class this semester. This would result in a second-semester senior year grade that is the same as my second-semester junior year grade; one B/B+, remaining As.
I’m honestly a little terrified, because I only applied to one other college that just waitlisted me (since I got into Stanford early), and am worried that I won’t really have anywhere to go if they actually end up rescinding me. Does anybody have any thoughts/recommended courses of action? I’m thinking of emailing them back and asking for clarification on what a “full recovery” would constitute, because I don’t think I can really do anything major atm grade-wise for the one class I’ll probably get a B in this deep in the semester.