Consistently made a B in English throughout high school. How will this affect my admissions if at all?Answered
I have never been the strongest when it comes to English in the academic setting, probably due to being raised in the deep south. English is the only subject I have ever made a B (less than 93) on, with my freshman and sophomore English both coming at a score of 92 and pre-AP English coming in at a 90. I actually got a 95 in the actual AP English Language class, surprisingly. This has ultimately brought my unweighted down to 3.9 over 3 years. I was wondering how exactly my poor performance will affect my admissions into colleges and if it will be looked down upon?
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First of all, a 3.9 is not a poor performance by anyone's standards. Getting Bs in difficult English classes is not a big problem. I think the fact you challenged yourself with AP English Lang and got a 95 shows some upward trend and true grit for grinding it out.
You can't take back your 9th/10th English grades but you can do something proactive like studying hard for the ACT or SAT and getting high marks on the English and Writing sections. I think if you got a 34/35/36 on the ACT English/Writing or a 720-800 on the EBRW SAT portion that will clearly offset any previous doubts about your Bs earlier on in your hs English coursework.
One class can't effect your admission much especially because you were taking hard classes even if your grades weren't up to your expectation. Also having a 3.9 is not bad, I would focus on your senior grades and make sure to take AP classes because colleges want to see you constantly challenging yourself. A B in honors or AP is great compared to a B or A in normal CPE.
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