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When Do Colleges Rescind Acceptances?

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Replies to: When Do Colleges Rescind Acceptances?

  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 20,294 Super Moderator
    "Can" or "could" has to be answered with "of course." "Will" or "would" is impossible to say.
  • bigmdigbigmdig Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Hello

    Im currently a high school senior and was wondering if my admission could get revoked. Im very sure I want to go to Bradley University next fall but am a little nervous because my senior first semester grades didnt turn out well. I got a 2.5. When I applied to Bradley, I had a 3.4 Overall GPA. If I do better next semester, could they not revoke me. How bad would you have to do?
  • clouderclouder Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    @ bigmdig - definitely get your 2nd semester grades up.

    A drop from 3.4 to 2.5 is kind of cutting it
  • Z.Exodus2008Z.Exodus2008 Registered User Posts: 600 Member
    I applied to many top schools (e.g. most of the Ivy League).

    Would acceptances be rescinded if I applied as a full IB diploma student, but ultimately did not receive the diploma?

    I will have completed all of the academic requirements (I won't be taken out of IB courses, and my GPA, class rank, etc. would all stay the same). Actually, the only requirement that may not be fulfilled is the action component of CAS.
  • bigmdigbigmdig Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    @ clouder If i get my grades back up... should I be fine?
  • funsizeefunsizee Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Hi everyone! So I'm pretty much the kid that worries over everything, even the smallest things and this was just the thread I was looking for. And it would be great if I could get any feedback.

    On my UC App, I listed that I took American Democracy Honors and Economics for two semesters when really I only took American Democracy for the fall semester and Economics for the spring semester. I've contacted the schools about this and they've all been taken care of except for Davis because I'm not really sure how I would change this on the My Admissions website. Does anybody have any tips of how I would go about this?

    And would I have to specify that because I took American Democracy Honors that I am taking Economics Honors as well?

    And I know this is kind of a silly question but will my admission get rescinded for not providing my full legal name on the application??? :P

    Will my admission get rescinded for any of these mishaps?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  • meenziemeenzie Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Do you guys know that if dropping AP Calc at the semester will make them revoke my acceptance?
  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 20,294 Super Moderator
    There is no way any of us can know that. What you take instead might be a factor.
  • meenziemeenzie Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I was just gonna TA. I have 3 other AP classes
  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone CC Admissions Expert Posts: 3,516 Senior Member
    Do you guys know that if dropping AP Calc at the semester will make them revoke my acceptance?

    Depending on where you were admitted, it IS possible that dropping AP Calc could mean that an affirmative decision will be rescinded. If you plan to do this (or already HAVE) then you or your guidance counselor should notify any college that admitted you (or to which you have applied, where it is expected that you are continuing with calc). You're better off being open about this change NOW because, otherwise, you run the risk of a rescinded decision in the spring, once colleges see your final transcript. It's not too late for damage control in February, but it WILL be in June.
  • meenziemeenzie Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I already emailed admissions asking if it would make them revoke my acceptance. But I'm stressing out because nothings going to be open until tomorrow. I haven't dropped calc yet but I was told to say I dropped it at the semester
  • meenziemeenzie Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Oh and I've gotten into La Verne and UCR so far
  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone CC Admissions Expert Posts: 3,516 Senior Member
    meenzie--Since you have three other AP classes, and the colleges you named (La Verne and UC Riverside) aren't hyper-competitive, you'll probably get the okay from their admission officials to drop the calculus class. But you really have to check directly to make certain.
  • hjk567hjk567 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    i was wondering if colleges could revoke if you switch out of one little elective such as astronomy and go into study hall. i dont think it will matter for a business/communications major like me but i was just wondering
  • Sally_RubenstoneSally_Rubenstone CC Admissions Expert Posts: 3,516 Senior Member
    Yes, colleges sometimes will rescind an acceptance if officials feel that a student course load becomes less challenging post-admission. It wouldn't happen if the student dropped an elective like band or chorus or yearbook, but it could happen if an academic subject, such as astronomy, gets dropped. It really depends what the rest of the schedule looks like. In your case, it probably won't matter, but you might want to find out before you get bad news too late.
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