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Can my acceptance be revoked?

anon122anon122 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited February 2010 in College Admissions
I'm an IB student that got accepted to Rutgers and Penn State (Hazleton) with a 3.2 GPA. In the acceptance letter there was no mention of a conditional acceptance so I'm assuming it's confirmed. Is there any condition that can make them revoke the acceptance? i.e if my gpa drops a little, will they change their mind? Also do I even need to send them any additional reports considering i've already been accepted?
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Replies to: Can my acceptance be revoked?

  • DroughtDrought Registered User Posts: 807 Member
    Almost all acceptances are conditional - for example, you cannot matriculate to college if you fail to graduate high school.
  • annoyingdadannoyingdad Registered User Posts: 3,026 Senior Member
    Virtually all colleges require final transcripts once your senior year is over. You can check their websites but it likely also said something about that in your acceptance materials, not necessarily in the letter itself. Your offer of admission can be withdrawn if a condition that they based their offer on materially changes. Each school will have their own definition of 'materially'. A slight drop in GPA probably won't matter at those schools. A severe case of senioritis could. Also something like dropping AP Calc for basket weaving changes the conditions upon which they offered admission.
  • spiritualwitchspiritualwitch Registered User Posts: 701 Member
    If your GPA drops below a certain number, they can rescind your acceptance. Small drops in GPA won't change your acceptance but if you dropped below a 3.0, I wouldn't be too surprised if your acceptance was revoked.
  • DroughtDrought Registered User Posts: 807 Member
    ^ I find it hard to believe that a college that accepted someone with a 3.2 would revoke such acceptance if the applicant's GPA dropped to 2.9 senior year, especially if they only got B's and B-'s (aka no "bad" grades).
  • annoyingdadannoyingdad Registered User Posts: 3,026 Senior Member
    If the 4 year GPA dropped from a 3.2 to under 3.0 then the senior year grades would have to have been relatively "bad".
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 22,369 Super Moderator
    Also do I even need to send them any additional reports considering i've already been accepted?

    Your high school will send out a final official transcript as proof that you have graduated. If they do not send it out, you will probably receive a letter over the summer telling you that your admission is on hold until this is done.

    I agree with what others have posted, that your college admission is contigent on your successfully completing high school. I see every year that there is a student crying in my office over the summer, because their admission has been rescinded or has lost their scholarship due to senioritis that has gotten out of hand.

    Yes, there is an expectation that you maintain the same level of rigor and the same academic grades as when you got accepted. Going from a 3.2 to a 2.9 would be considered a major slide, especially if the school is looking at a 3.0 as a minimum threshold for admission.

    According to the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counselors):

    More than one-third of colleges (35 percent) reported that they had revoked an admission offer. Colleges with higher selectivity levels were more likely to have revoked an admission decision. The most
    common reason for which admission offers were rescinded was final grades, followed by falsification of application information and disciplinary issues.

    Public colleges were more likely than private colleges to have rescinded an offer of admission due to final grades (83 percent versus 59
    percent), while private colleges were more likely to have done so due to a disciplinary issue (33 percent versus 13 percent). More selective colleges
    also were more likely to have revoked an offer of admission for disciplinary reasons

    What can be worse than having your admission rescinded is your college having you start your academic career on Academic Probation (which never leaves your transcript).
  • collegehappycollegehappy Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    Unless you have multiple Ds and Fs right now, I don't think they would revoke your acceptance. Otherwise, don't worry about it, just enjoy what's left of your senior year.
  • irishevan99irishevan99 Registered User Posts: 344 Member
    Don't slack off or get in trouble and you should be fine.
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