I just got my semester grades for first semester and am about to submit them to West Point. I have always been enrolled in all honors and AP classes since sophomore year (as many as I am allowed to take, my school is very rigorous so we have restrictions on how many we are allowed to take). I generally get 4 A's 3 B's each semester, but all my grades are weighted because they are all honors or AP so doesn't really bring down my GPA much. My school has a new and very difficult AP Physics course and even though I knew I would be filling up my plate (I am involved in a lot of leadership positions, sports, and extracurricular activities) I wanted to challenge myself. That resulted in me getting a C in the class. It hurt my other grades too - all B's. This has never really happened to me so I'm not sure how it looks from a college admissions official. I am a female, one of the only one's applying in my district (it's semi competitive but there are not many other girls). I have VERY good application for West Point and I have local people vouching for me to admissions. I did have a lot going on, my guidance counselor was going to write a note and I work and volunteer almost daily on top of being an officer in 3-4 clubs and on three varsity sports. I have a good ACT score and two nominations. Based off all of this - will the C in AP physics greatly affect my application? I have 2 1/2 weeks until third quarter is over and I am doing well now in ap physics, B+ range. I am trying to get it up to an A but I also have to be reasonable and attentive with my other classes.