7th semester grades requested

aplim

Member
This comes up all the time. One "C" in one high school AP class by itself will will not change if you are academically qualified for admissions. Now a few "Cs" in Math/Science with lower than normal Math SAT score may raise some flags.

It is a fairly objective process where you are scored and compete against other individuals on the same nomination slate.

Do you get beat out by a person that never got a "C"? Maybe, but one piece of data does not make the entire file.
So, if the Admissions Board is sending the request, and they only determine whether the candidate is "qualified" to get a shot at the Nom/Appt Board, then exactly what does the request signify that they are on the fence about, and how common are these requests? It would seem to me that either your 6 semester grades are good enough or they're not, all on their own. In other words, what are they using the 7th grades for?

Also, has anyone who's had their 7th Sem grades requested been extended an appointment, or a LOA? Care to share your story?
I read on another thread of someone who got a request for 7th semester transcripts, they got the notification in December, and received an appointment on March 4th,2016.
 

jipsyjips

Member
This comes up all the time. One "C" in one high school AP class by itself will will not change if you are academically qualified for admissions. Now a few "Cs" in Math/Science with lower than normal Math SAT score may raise some flags.

It is a fairly objective process where you are scored and compete against other individuals on the same nomination slate.

Do you get beat out by a person that never got a "C"? Maybe, but one piece of data does not make the entire file.
So, if the Admissions Board is sending the request, and they only determine whether the candidate is "qualified" to get a shot at the Nom/Appt Board, then exactly what does the request signify that they are on the fence about, and how common are these requests? It would seem to me that either your 6 semester grades are good enough or they're not, all on their own. In other words, what are they using the 7th grades for?

Also, has anyone who's had their 7th Sem grades requested been extended an appointment, or a LOA? Care to share your story?
I read on another thread of someone who got a request for 7th semester transcripts, they got the notification in December, and received an appointment on March 4th,2016.
When USNA asks for 7th semester grades, they request it to see some kind of improvement or consistency but I've dropped from an A to a C. That's terrible. But this gives thread gives me hope.
 
Seems like it’s pretty common for a senior to get their first C in their hardest-to-date class. I was worrysome too, but my brother, USNA ‘04, said it is nearly miniscule if your other grades have been great and your other whole person aspects are outstanding. Hopefully everyone here with that one C has other unique and desireable aspects on their app (I’m sure everyone does!).
 

jdawg

Member
DS found out in Jan. that they had requested 7th semester transcript and rec’d his appointment a few weeks later as well. Hang in there, means they’re still considering you at minimum!
 
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