Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

UW-Madison and being rescinded?

misty1806misty1806 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
So, I'm terrible at math and I made the mistake of taking precalculus as an honors course. My teacher is incredibly fast, and I'm a slow learner. I didn't want to drop the class, but no matter how hard I tried I could never get my grade high. I'm getting almost a D+ but it's my only poor grade out of 8 classes.

I was accepted in February, but could I get rescinded because of the D? :( should I contact them?


AP Government and Politics: A
AP Language and Composition: A
AP Statistics: B-
Medical Microbiology: A
Pre-Calculus Honors: D
Painting: A
Humanities B: A
Creative Writing: A

Replies to: UW-Madison and being rescinded?

  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 8,443 Senior Member
    When in double, call your regional adcomm, you can't change the grade, you mind as well face the music earlier than later.
    While a C won't hinder your acceptance, a D may not fly well with certain schools, it will be school/case dependent.
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,599 Senior Member
    I highly doubt your admission will be rescinded for a D grade. Rumor has it that you need 2 or more grades of D and / or F for rescinded admission (D D, or D F, or F F, or worse).
  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 13,373 Senior Member
    You need to submit your final transcript. I doubt one lousy grade will hurt you. You will need to learn how to deal with material presented far faster than you coped with in that math class. College courses, especially at schools like UW, may present a lot of material in a short timeframe. But- there is a lot of out of class time to learn it and office hours to ask for help when needed. UW accepted you based on your record before now, assume you can do the work in the classes you select. You learned something about yourself this year and can figure out how to handle the future.
This discussion has been closed.