Senior grades

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  1. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    Hello all,

    I'm not sure of the requirements and mandated levels of minimal academic performance senior year. But here is what I've got so far and I went YIKERS!!

    1st quarter

    Swimming/conditioning: A
    JROTC: A
    AP Government: B
    AP Literature: B
    Physics-H: B
    Calculus-H: A
    AP Chemistry: B
    AP Government: B

    I know I may sound outlandish, but seriously, is this report card bad enough to revoke an LoA? I will do better next quarter and straighten out my semester grades, but really, is this so horrible as to shoot down all my hard work.
     
  2. lotrjedi13

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    Congrats on your LoA again!

    Now, I'm no expert, but I doubt that your LoA would be revoked for first-quarter grades. If I understand it correctly, USNA (and most universities in general) are only concerned with semester grades, so like you said, you have all second-quarter to get them to where you're satisfied.
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    Your grades are fine. But I suspect you knew that already. :wink:
    Did you change your schedule from pre-calculus to calculus?
     
  4. marvin7794

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    I think they're pretty irrelevant. Just graduate.
     
  5. GoNavyMom

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    You are doing fine. You need to do the best you can, pass and graduate. For your info, my daughter did not have to deliver a final transcript.

    GoNavyMom
     
  6. SteveHolt243

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    Dont stress, graduate. Those aren't horrible. For the record, my worst grades far and away high school were senior year and the Academy didn't seem to care.
     
  7. MJOmom

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    Look at what you are taking ... all honors and AP classes ... that counts for a lot ... if you were taking "regular classes" it might be different ... our school gives "extra" point value for honors and AP ... plus AP are college-level ... you have a rigorus schedule, which is what they look for ... WHEN you get to USNA, you will take validation tests. If you don't validate, you take the class again, and that can be a good thing, makes plebe year a bit more balanced ... and you really, really learn the material ... sooo work hard, keep the grades up ... flunking could indeed be an issue
     
  8. mmb5

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    The USNA may not have dire consequences for Bs instead of As, but I disagree with the"just pass" comments. Bubblewrap yourself and hope for the best, but have a backup just in case you break an ankle in May or have a change of heart. And for the best backup plan, you need more than "just passing".
     
  9. marvin7794

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    SteveHolt and I just passed and we're doing swimmingly. Don't stress and graduate. Enjoy your life while you have one that is under your control.
     
  10. USNAwaterpolo

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    Yea those grades look fine to me. I received my appointment, and my grades are very similar to yours. I am taking 5 AP classes, and I have mostly straight Bs so i hope this fine. I dont think it will be a problem, because i had many Bs last year and the year before, and i still got in. I think we will be fine!
     
  11. MIDNDAD

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    This question seems to pop-up every year. There usually are 2 schools of thought:

    1. Keep working like a dog and strive for those A's at all cost.

    2. You have your LOA or actual appointment in the bag and it's OK not to get an A in everything. Relax and enjoy your senior year.

    My personal opinion is this: The Academy has already made their decision and you are in. Senior grades do not count for much EXCEPT if you really screw up and get D's or actually fail some classes. This will get somebodys attention at the academy. Other than that a C in a class instead of an A or B means nothing. That said a DUI, felony arrest or getting severly injured can derail your appointment. Hense the "bubble-wrap" references by parents.You are not "offically" in the class of 2014 until you make it to the swearing in cerimony on I-Day.

    If my mid were writing this she would be in the same camp as marvin 7794. Chillax and enjoy the last 9 months of personal freedom.
     
  12. USNA'02

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    ^^^
    midndad is correct...Chillax. I too was in the same camp as MIDNDAD's daughter and marvin7794.

    Your next big hurdle is getting that nomination...without the nom your LOA means nothing. Many 3Q'd folks DON'T get LOAs and receive noms. And not everyone who receives a nom will get an offer of appointment.

    I'm not trying to discourage you but you still have a few hurdles to make...you always need to be prepaired for plan B, so you should still continue with applications to other colleges in case you don't get an appointment.

    As it's been said, "bubble-wrap" yourself to prevent any major injuries that could hinder your admission. Continue doing what you are doing and enjoy your senior year - trust me, you'll want some good memories to look back on while you lie awake in your rack after a tough plebe summer day and wonder "what the heck did I get myself into?" - those fun memories will help keep you motivated.
     
  13. Luigi59

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    It doesn't even have to involve the police, either.

    Getting suspended from school for a careless senior prank, or for fighting, or getting caught with alcohol at a party which leads to a sports-team dismissal can all lead to an investigation by the Character Review Committee at USNA Admissions.

    :cool:
     

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