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  • Re: When Do Colleges Rescind Acceptances?

    @hombre11-Your college won't be thrilled with your downturn (though you don't say how many B's you got so it's hard to know exactly where you landed). They may contact your counselor to find out what a "Pass" in TOK really means. If your counselor said you were getting a D, that could spell trouble So hopefully your counselor will say something vaguer like, "We give our seniors the option to switch one class to "Pass/Fail" in the second semester" and will leave it at that.

    The fact that you already emailed the university is important and shows foresight and maturity on your part. Hopefully you will get good news in response. Let me know what you hear back and I can advise accordingly, as required.
  • Re: When Do Colleges Rescind Acceptances?

    @hombre11 -I don't think you'll be rescinded, even if you end up with an A, 3 B's, and a Pass. You might get a warning letter but I suspect nothing more dire.
  • Re: When Do Colleges Rescind Acceptances?

    @beepybeetle -I can't speak for every college but I doubt you'd be rescinded for 3B's and 5A's in mostly AP classes. And I would certainly be furious if you were. No wonder high school students are so stressed! In MY day, when most folks didn't take AP classes at all (we're talking mid-1960s), 3B's and 5A's in a rigorous program would be considered quite fine. So let me know if you have any problem at Brown so I can complain publicly.
  • Should I Send News Clips With My Applications?

    Question: My local newspaper wrote an article last week about my community service project. Should I send a copy of that article to all the colleges I apply to next fall?


    Go to: http://www.collegeconfidential.com/dean/send-news-clips-college-applications/
  • Re: When Do Colleges Rescind Acceptances?

    @Loganjt1 -I have talked about situations like this a lot already. College officials do NOT like to receive final transcripts that don't match whatever was on the application. You made more than just minor changes so you are NOT worrying too much!

    You should contact Villanova right away and explain to your admission officer there what you have said here. Emphasize that you took a heavy load in the fall semester so that you could work to make money in for college in the second semester. Also point out that you did well in those classes. Note, however, that college folks are usually not terribly sympathetic when a student gives up school work for paid work, except in extenuating circumstances.