8th Semester Transcript

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  1. USMA2019

    USMA2019 Member

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    Hello all,
    Last month I was lucky enough to receive an appointment and am over the moon; however, I have a slight concern with the submission of my 8th semester transcript. I am currently enrolled in Calculus AB AP, and am really struggling in the class, as of right now I have a low D. I have enlisted the help of a tutor in order to raise my grade and I am fairly confident that I can bring my grade to a C, but based off points, I am not completely sure I can raise it any higher unless with the grade change after the AP scores come out. (on a side note, I also received a high C in this class last semester). In my other classes, I am getting A's and B's, so will having another C cause me to be rescinded? Or would it be better for me to just drop the class with a W? Thanks.
     
  2. 845something

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    Going into the final semester of HS and sending in a W, what do you think admissions is going to think:

    The candidate slacked off/got senioritis and either didn't want to keep working or was about to fail.

    You need to pull it up to at least a C and you should be fine. If you send in a D (or a W) you very well might find your offer withdrawn.
     
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  3. USMA2019

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    Thank you so much for your advice, I am quite sure I can do it!
     
  4. bridget2019

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    A friend of mine who is a plebe this year got As and Bs and a D on his final transcript.

    I wouldn't worry too much, but getting up to a C would not hurt.
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    Definitely raise it to a C. No one will question it. A D might raise some eyebrows, but probably not something you want to do.
     
  6. billyb

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    Although raising the grade, for the sake of raising the grade, is important. What is far more important is comprehending the material. You want to be as proficient as possible in Calculus before you start at USMA. I didn't take Calculus in high school and sure paid for it as I tried to learn it for the first time at USMA. It was like drinking from a fire hose.
     
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    I agree! My grad had a friend who did not take calculus in high school and he said the calculus classes plebe year rocked his world.
     

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