Senior year class grades.

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  1. nr116

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    So I am in my 2nd quarter of my senior year. I will be getting a C in calculus AB AP this quarter, but I did get a B in the 1st quarter. This quarter was just a stressful one for me and as a result I did not focus as much as I should have. I know I will be able to pull of a B on the midterm and the 3rd and 4th quarter, but will this hurt my chances with USNA? If it helps, I am a LOA recipient.

    (My school sends out mid year reports to every college the student applies to whether they want it or not)
     
  2. MJP

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    Only admissions can answer your question...we on the forum can only speculate....
    Do you have a nomination yet?
     
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    No but by the time they get my mid year grades I will know if i receive a nomination or not (They will get reports some time february). This is assuming I do.
     
  4. 93Sir

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    I really think that a C in Cal. will not be a deal breaker! With a LOA, your deal breaker would be if you did not get a nomination. Once you get your nom, you'll get your appointment and they probably won't even look at your transcripts. My DS, on the other hand, does not have a LOA and also has a C in Calculus. So I am curious what others say about this. Do you think that a C in Cal. is a deal breaker or will it show that he stuck with his schedule and is "completing" it? He did get an A in AP Physics though. :0) Maybe that will help?


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  5. nr116

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    Does your son just have a C for this quarter? My issue is that it's just this quarter I'll get a C. If it's only this quarter I think he's fine? not sure
     
  6. usna1985

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    Agree with above poster that, if you have an LOA and get a nom, it won't be an issue, assuming your other grades are good (i.e., no evidence you "tanked" your senior year). However, if you don't get a nom, your chances overall of an appointment take a nosedive -- this is true for any LOA recipient. You then must hope they choose to use a Supe's nom on you and use of those has been very, very, very rare in recent years. At that point, having the "C" won't help but, again, if you're otherwise an exceptional candidate, a little blip may hot hurt.
     
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    The fact that you're taking calculus in high school says something. I didn't take it until Plebe year at USNA. You'll be fine.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Upon further review, I realize my post above may not have been clear. If any candidate has an LOA but did not receive a nom, he/she is unlikely to receive an appointment. In such cases, USNA has to "find" a nomination for the candidate. There aren't many sources available and, with smaller class sizes, fewer appointment slots that aren't taken.

    So, if the OP has a nom, a "C" in calculus won't be a deal-breaker. If the OP does not obtain a nom, then he/she is competing with other LOA candidates for a VERY, VERY small number (could even be zero) of noms that will come from the VP or the Supe. In that situation, every single element of your "package" counts b/c there are so very few slots. That said, if USNA does not ask for your 7th semester grades, the whole issue is moot because they won't see the "C."
     

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