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What does it take to have admission rescinded?

Anonymous315Anonymous315 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
edited January 2009 in Amherst College
I'm just wondering what would cause an acceptance to be rescinded. I've heard some people say failing a class or committing a felony, which both seem like obvious answers. But I've also heard people say that a straight-A student who gets a B would be in danger. I'm just curious about it all.

And how common is it?

(yeah, I'm still worried even after being accepted. Sue me :P)
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Replies to: What does it take to have admission rescinded?

  • 'rentof2'rentof2 Registered User Posts: 4,327 Senior Member
    My son was a straight A student who got one B at the end of his senior year. Amherst didn't rescind his acceptance. I'm not sure what it takes to get rescinded, but it's more than a straight A student getting a B... that much I know for sure. ;)
  • siliconvalleymomsiliconvalleymom Registered User Posts: 4,461 Senior Member
    I agree with 'rent of 2! Just keep up your effort and you will be fine.
    It's very rare, and it is not for getting one B!
  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    Was at a meeting this morning where the college counseling office said they've seen it happen but a kid has to mess up pretty badly without reason or explanation.
  • Anonymous315Anonymous315 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    Thanks for your responses :)
    Anyone else?

    I think getting one B was a bit hyperbolized, but are grades often a reason?
  • 'rentof2'rentof2 Registered User Posts: 4,327 Senior Member
    Anonymous315, I think there's probably not a formula to give you. I'm sure you'll do fine. If your grades just tanked from lack of effort or open rebellion... that might be one thing. If your grades sink a little because your classes are just very hard (and many seniors are getting into some very tough levels of work) it would not likely cause you any issue whatsoever. If your grades sink a little because you've already got your acceptance in hand and you want to ease up on the accelerator just a little... I don't think the worst would happen there either.

    I agree with siliconvalleymom. Just keep up your good efforts and you'll be fine. Don't do anything stupid like steal a car or get busted or hack into the school district's computer system. ;)
  • katbenckatbenc Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Don't worry about it. I was an ED kid and got a C and a bunch of Bs and was fine. A friend who was ED to Cornell at the same time told me that their policy was that if you got below a C average or failed any class, you were in trouble, which is the same as Amherst's policy if you're on academic probation, so I imagine it's something along those lines.
  • Anonymous315Anonymous315 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    So here's the thing. My Physics grade will probably drop from a 90 to an 83 or 84. Which isn't great, but I'm hoping it will be offset by my AP Calc grade rising from a 94 to a 100. Am I just worrying too much? Or could that drop in Physics be a problem?
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    Please read what other people have posted.

    No, unless you fail or barely pass a class, it will not be a problem.
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