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Would one C in high school ruin my chances for the Ivy's?

khantimmy17khantimmy17 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
So the title pretty much sums it up. I got a C first semester of AP Euro, but second semester I got an A, also a 5 on the AP Test! I want to apply to Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and the Ivy's..,

Replies to: Would one C in high school ruin my chances for the Ivy's?

  • HopefulBadgerPlzHopefulBadgerPlz Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    I doubt it would have a significant impact.
  • adela22adela22 Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    I got a C in junior year in AP calc and I was fine in getting into Stanford.
  • nehc97nehc97 Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    depends on what your major is, and what the rest of your transcript looks like. if you're majoring in say, european history, that might be a problem. but if you're majoring in math or science it probably shouldn't
  • loverslovers Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    I don't think it would ruin your chances, per se, but other parts of our application (essays, recs, EC's) would have to be strong enough to make up for it.
  • rayznsunzrayznsunz Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    What's your major?
  • khantimmy17khantimmy17 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    Well I wish to study medicine @rayznsunz‌
  • khantimmy17khantimmy17 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    Oh my God, congrats lol! @adela22‌
  • khantimmy17khantimmy17 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    I posted this on a different thread, but these are my EC's @lovers

    Medical Related EC's:
    -Volunteering at Senior Nursing Home throughout all 4 years
    -Shadowed Doctors at John Muir Hospital, have a job there
    -Volunteering at John Muir Hospital
    -Volunteering at Kaiser Permanente
    -Volunteered as a summer camp counselor working with children who are disabled
    -Volunteering as an emergency medical technician
    -Active member in the American Birding Association
    -Bird Watching (related to Ecology), photos published in the National Geographic Magazine
    -Presidential Award for community service (4,000 hours of volunteering)

    Non Medical EC's:
    -President of UNICEF (organized a run, and other fundraisers in my local community or UNICEF (over 1.5k total)
    -President of Quiz Bowl
    -President of CSF
    -President of the Bird Watching Club (related to Ecology)
    -VP of Model UN
    -Academic Decathlon
    -Acting, lead role in 4 of my school's plays
    -Acting, A.C.T. (San Francisco) I've been ONE of their plays, and won a Y.A.A. (Youth Acting Award)
    -SOCOPA (summer camp for advanced acting and performing arts)

    -Tennis (3) years, MANY awards. Varsity junior year. And captain senior year.
    -Club Tennis, went to state
    -MVP (2 years) on varsity
    -Nike Academy Tennis
    -Went to Florida, Nevada, for tennis tournaments
    -Part of a Tennis team at UC Berkeley, go there almost every day
    -Won Northern California Section (NCS) with tennis team
    -Harry Hopman/Saddlebrook International Tennis, really intense/prestigious summer tennis camp!

    Internships/work experience:
    -Work at John Muir Hospital
    -Intern at Stanford University for Medicine
    -Biomedical and Health Sciences Internship at UCSF
    -Researched at Cornell University for Ornithology
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