Senior Fall Semester Grades

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Koffee, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Koffee

    Koffee New Member

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    Hey everyone! It's my first time setting foot on this board, pleasure to meet you all.

    So, as many before me have worried about, I'm wondering what implications my senior grades will have on my being appointed to USMA. So far, I've managed pretty well, my profile is looking fine, and I managed to secure a principal nomination, should I manage to get my application finished.

    Yes. I'm about a thousand steps behind the majority of people here. Really, I just need to send in my 7th high school semester of grades, and finish up my eye exam, which should go swimmingly.

    ... But my primary concern stands in this past semester's grades. I took every AP class I could to see just what sort of workload I could handle (Ended up with physics/chem/calc/english lit/euro), and needless to say, it was a shock, and things didn't work out totally ideally as everything started. I'm fine now (solid b's in most everything), but I ended up hardly scraping by with a C- in Calc, and I somehow messed up my Chem to end with a C.

    Not horrifically awful, I suppose, depending on what standard is adhered to, but I'm kind of afraid that those two C's won't look good. I'm used to the classes now, and I'm having my Chem and Calc teachers (who, perhaps surprisingly, I'm in good standing with) write my acadmic review recommendations, but I figured I should see what the consensus of this board may be.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. GSKeziah

    GSKeziah Member

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    You have nothing to worry about, they will be fine with those grades as long as they stay C's in AP classes (which are B's weighted), if you have a principle nomination. I'd just say hurry and get your file done.
     
  3. Koffee

    Koffee New Member

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    Hey, thanks for the reassurance. Can any other voice second this notion? It's not an entirely comfortable situation. I'm basically here hoping that people agree that it's not going to kill my profile.

    ... But I suppose not finishing it is worse, as things stand. Everything's scheduled, and running smoothly. I'm feeling pretty confident.
     
  4. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    your best bet is to call admissions. I know right now you want assurance that you're ok, but admissions will know best. If you have a P-nom then you are good to go as long as you get that file done and are qualified.

    The ultimate reassurance can come from one phone call to admissions. And get that file done!
     
  5. Derrick

    Derrick USAFA Class of 2015

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    The Admissions board does not only look at your grades/GPA. They also look at class rank, school profile, SAT's and ACT's. They also take into account of the AP nature of the class. They reweight your schedule their own way that nobody knows except admissions. If you're school is uber competitive, the school profile will show it. GPA/grades and class rank shows how you stack up in your school. SAT's and ACT's show how you stack up across the nation.

    Not to mention CFA, leadership, extra curriculars, etc also factor in.
     
  6. lightfoot

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    I am also taking AP Calc. I got a C last semester (first one ever :( ) and I talked to the person in charge of my region. He said to make sure that you don't get any lower than a C. C's are ok, but D's will get you in trouble.
     
  7. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Relax...as long as you don't show up with grades that reveal a total lack of effort (like people have mentioned, Ds, Fs) can result in your appointment being withdrawn. Cs are ok - I got one C my fall semester senior year in high school and my overall GPA wasn't that great either because I got a lot of Bs as well. But its not a problem. Cs are also acceptable in that they aren't too prevalent...I will bet that having a half-dozen Cs will threaten your appointment as well

    Just relax. Cruise along like you've always been doing and you'll be fine

    Good luck!
     

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