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Will a C+ hurt my chances at Ivies and other colleges?

knowledgeknowsknowledgeknows 17 replies13 threads Junior Member
Hey, so I’m already in my safety (UMich, is a safety because I’m in already), but I’m afraid for my decisions from Dartmouth, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, USC, NYU, Northwestern, and Notre Dame because of my senior mid-year grades. They are:

AP Calculus - C+
Anatomy - B+
AP Lit - B+
AP Micro - A-
Visual Basic - A-
AP Physics - B-

I don’t have a reason for these grades, I was busy but that’s no excuse. I have recieved all A’s in high school with the exception of a few B’s. Are my chances completely ruined at these schools from a look at mid-year grades alone? My SAT was a 1440 (750 Math and 690 English) and ACT was a 31 (35 English, 33 Math, 30 Reading, 25 Science)
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  • knowledgeknowsknowledgeknows 17 replies13 threads Junior Member
    ***All undecided majors (except the ones that don’t allow that where I picked Astronomy)
    ***Resident of Michigan, white, male, not asking for financial aid
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2727 replies36 threads Senior Member
    edited February 2019
    You’re in at Michigan so I would go with that.

    A C+ does not bode well for Top-20 acceptances.

    TBH your standardized tests are low so the Ivies/Top 20s are going to be a reach. USC as well.

    NYU is a high match/low reach.
    edited February 2019
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2811 replies64 threads Senior Member
    The C+ should be okay. It doesn't look good, but colleges understand Calculus BC is a very challenging class. Your test scores OTOH are low for the other schools on your list.
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  • IceBuffaloIceBuffalo 0 replies1 threads New Member
    I know Cornell requires them pretty late so definitely for that one. I have no experience with the rest
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  • bjkmombjkmom 7949 replies158 threads Senior Member
    edited February 2019
    Everyone's busy. But "all A's with the exception of a few B's" and a C+, and a 1440 doesn't sound to me like a slam dunk at Ivies.

    You won't know till you know. But it sounds as though you're already in to a fabulous school-- so don't sweat the rest of the results.

    Good luck.
    edited February 2019
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40482 replies7519 threads Super Moderator
    edited February 2019
    MODERATOR'S NOTE
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