Misc grades question

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  1. C/B Lattanzio

    C/B Lattanzio Prospective

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    hi all,

    So 1st and 2nd quarter my math grades weren't so good, but now that I am/have turned them around I wanted to know that if my grades looked this this, how USNA would look at them:
    Q 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4
    54 86 92 93

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Patriotic

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    In simple terms, it does hurt your application.

    How much? We cannot determine. Remember to push forward and excel in your academics, physical fitness, and extra-curriculars.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    This statement isn't accurate.

    C/B Lattanzio,

    It really depends on how your grades are reported on the transcript. USNA will only see what is reported -- whether that is one final grade, a grade for each semester, or each quarter.

    The good thing is that your trend is in the upward direction. You don't need to answer, but did something happen the first quarter that affected the grade? If there is, this is something you will want to discuss with your BGO, when the time comes around.

    The best thing for you as a sophomore is to keep working hard and keeping the trend (and grades) in the upward direction.
     
  4. C/B Lattanzio

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    USNA BGO,

    Do we get to chose what format is used to report grades?
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Your school does, I would ask your guidance counselor or registrar how it is done.

    Also, if those are your freshman grades, then you have a lot of time to make up. Basically, don't let one bad quarter (at this stage in the game) think that it is the end of the road, especially if you have progressed.
     
  6. Grad/Dad

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    They look at your GPA and class rank as well as the difficulty of course load. Keep up the trend and focus special attention on the SAT/ACT's. It is difficult to compare high schools between candidates but the standardized college testing is the great equalizer and thus gets a great deal of attention.
     
  7. Whistle Pig

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    And weight. Especially the M. Historically, nearly twice the value of the V.

    As Grad/Dad notes well ... the standardized test is THE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. No matter what we might think, USNA rightly recognizes that it ranks everyone in the same line, top to bottom. Just like those now Firstie Mids are "lined up, top to bottom" on their final day as Mids ... recognizing who the #1 is ... and who the "anchor" is.

    Don't we wonder when the culture will force the Academy to eliminate this one ... It's coming.
     

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