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CAN I GET RESCINDED FROM STANFORD WITH 2 Bs?

Hello everyone,

So I have had all As (with the exception of one B in physics junior year first semester) throughout the past four years, and I was accepted to Stanford this year.

However, this past semester I was taking linear algebra and differential equations at a university, and both of the courses are based solely on exams. I am at a B+ to an A- for both of the courses, and the final exams (which I already took) can tip the grade one way or another.

With that being said, can stanford rescind me for two Bs in those courses? All my other grades are As.

Thank you!

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I would say highly doubtful because these were college courses that are very difficult classes that show your intellectual vitality and course rigor. It's more likely that Stanford would shake their head if you received a B+ for something like French 4 or an English Class that you need as a core requirement to graduate from High School. But not an advanced maths class that is not even available at your high school.

My take on this is that top schools like Ivs, Elites like Stanford, and top LACs want you to challenge yourself outside of your comfort zone and by doing so you are showing them that you are not afraid to take risks with the possibility of not being a top scholar in everything you try out.

Your admission to Stanford considered your IV/IC and course rigor so if you had not taken these 2 super hard classes, they might have passed you up for someone who was not so brave to take them in the first place.

Good luck and enjoy your summer.

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