What's the lowest letter grade the USAFA will accept?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by BlackSnowMarine, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. BlackSnowMarine

    BlackSnowMarine The catch? Catch-22.

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    In 9th grade, back when I was in an academic slump, I got a C in gym class. In second semester of my 11th grade, I happened to screw up my life and I got a D in AP U.S. History. Except for these two grades, everything else are A's and B+'s. With that C and D now in my transcript, my GPA lowered from a 3.8 to a 3.7, but I can easily raise it back up to a 3.8 during the first semester of Senior year.

    I can see that my transcript based on academic grades is still really great, but lately I have been deathly worried that I just wiped out my chances of getting accepted with this C and D.

    I am not asking of what are my overall chances of getting accepted, but if I have any chance of getting accepted. I really hoping that the USAFA will ignore the C and D, and look at the overall picture of my transcript.

    Thanks!
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    A "C" grade on your transcript will not be an issue.

    Now...I wouldn't recommend a complete slate of "C" grades...THAT would raise a bunch of eyebrows!

    A "single" grade of "D" is a flag...but a "onsey only" type thing...eh, we all have a bad day/semester.

    Steve
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  3. BlackSnowMarine

    BlackSnowMarine The catch? Catch-22.

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    Ah, that's reassuring. My parents have been on me lately, ever since they saw that 'D' grade on my transcript. They've been telling me that I have no chance now at getting accepted into the USAFA or Harvard, and it has been worrying me.

    Is it possible to "camouflage" or "outweigh" this bad grade by excelling in community service or other extracurricular activities? My hope is that the admission people will see the D grade, raise an eyebrow, but since I've excelled in other fields besides academics, they will decide to dismiss it.

    Also, I'd like to stay in touch with you if I can. I still have many questions, and I'm very certain I'll have much more questions in the future. A USAFA graduate would be my best bet for information.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Serve.USA

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    If you do well from now on you should be fine
     

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