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Re: Crazy Stressed - March 13th 2012, 02:21 AM

You're so worried about "failing" according to your parents' standards, but you've already been accepted into a program at Boston University... which is GREAT! Congratulations! =D

Ultimately, getting a 4.0 two semesters in a row won't determine how successful you are. The universities you apply for are going to care about your GPA, but they're also going to care about extra-curriculars and your overall value/potential as a college student. Boston University already sees something in you, so there is no reason to believe that other universities won't as well.

It's not the end of the world if you get a B-/C+ in this one AP class (which is weighted anyway, right?). Your parents are acting like it is, but their focus is too narrow... or perhaps they're looking too far ahead into the future. Ultimately, they just want you to be successful, so if they get frustrated over a "non-A" grade, I'd try to explain that you understand their fears, but that it's going to be okay.