C/D in Modern Physics

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  1. thepojoman

    thepojoman New Member

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    Hi all,

    So this semester I (stupidly) decided to take modern physics along with Calculus 2 and Classical Physics. I do not have all of the pre reqs for Modern Physics and the content is far over my head, Modern Physics is a sophomore level course in college. I am currently pulling a low C in the class with a very large chance that I get a D. Will they revoke my appointment for a C or D in a high level class I wasn't properly prepared for, or should I withdraw from it?
     
  2. ameisen_zug

    ameisen_zug Reapplicant

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    For West Point I was told if I got a D they would have to rereview my application. I'm assuming AFA is similar. Since you are already taking Calc 2 and a Physics class, it might be better to withdrawal.
     
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    thepojoman New Member

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    You withdrew instead of getting a D and it was fine?
     
  4. ameisen_zug

    ameisen_zug Reapplicant

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    No, I'm taking Calc, Chem, English, History, and Econ, my grades are fine, but I have an exam that's worth 60 percent of my grade coming up, so I discussed outcomes with my RC at West Point, and she said as long as I get A's and B's with maybe a C I should be fine, but if I got a D in one of my classes they would have to reevaluate my file. I'm not in this situation at the moment (our withdrawal deadline has passed at my Uni) but if I were, I'd get in contact with an RC at the Academy and discuss your options. Personally, I would probably withdrawal than risk getting my appointment revoked for a D.
     
  5. KTMDad

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    I would talk with your AFA counselor and explain the situation. Our DS was in a similar situation (taking a high level class and was struggling). He talked to his admissions counselor and she said that if you drop the class, the AFA would have to re-evaluate his application/offer as he had listed the class in his application. Needless to say, he did not want to do that so he got a tutor. Still is struggling , but is above a D.
     
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