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Does Kenyon require 2nd semester senior year transcripts?

apguy17apguy17 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
I can't find anything on their website saying they do. If they don't require it, that would be such a relief.

And if they do require it, has anyone at kenyon ever had their admissions rescinded because of 8th semester grades?

Replies to: Does Kenyon require 2nd semester senior year transcripts?

  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 18,678 Senior Member
    All selective colleges do.
  • apguy17apguy17 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I was accepted under early decision, does that make a difference? On the website, I saw the transcript listed as a requirement for RD applicants but it wasn't listed in the instructions for ED applicants.
  • apple23apple23 Registered User Posts: 415 Member
    edited April 2017
    They will require your final high school transcript once it becomes available.
  • apguy17apguy17 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @apple23 Source? They didn't mention this to me anywhere and I can't find it on their website.
  • AroundHereAroundHere Registered User Posts: 3,570 Senior Member
    Every college requires a final transcript. There's a federal regulation that students without high school degrees can't get federal grants or loans, so any school that participates in the federal financial aid system collects final transcripts as a matter of course to make sure everybody graduated.

    Selective schools with long waitlists of motivated students may rescind, but otherwise they just care that you graduated.
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 18,678 Senior Member
    Why don't you call and ask if you want concrete proof? I'll make a bet the answer is yes.
  • apguy17apguy17 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @AroundHere "Selective schools with long waitlists of motivated students may rescind"

    Would Kenyon be in this category?
  • AroundHereAroundHere Registered User Posts: 3,570 Senior Member
    @apguy17 Quite possibly, though I have no first-hand experience with the school. They have a 27% acceptance rate plus they took 15 off the waitlist last year according to Big Future.
  • apple23apple23 Registered User Posts: 415 Member
    edited April 2017
    @apguy17
    My source is personal experience. My daughter is a first year student at Kenyon. She was required to submit a final transcript. Your high school will send it when final grades are in.
  • 123Mom456123Mom456 Registered User Posts: 861 Member
    Every school will require your final transcript. They need to verify that you actually graduated.
  • apple23apple23 Registered User Posts: 415 Member
    Your high school automatically sends them to your college. As 123Mom456 said, for everyone, to every college.
  • MidwestmomofboysMidwestmomofboys Registered User Posts: 3,590 Senior Member
    Whether your high school sends it, or you send it, depends on your high school. Both my kids had to request it through Parchment, which is what their school used for college applications as well. The high school did not automatically send final transcripts without an "order" through Parchment. So, find out what has to happen at your high school and make sure you complete the process.

    But yes, all colleges require final transcripts to prove the student has graduated. One or two Cs in the spring semester for an otherwise high achieving senior may get a raised eyebrow, figuratively, from Kenyon. Some students at some schools get warned. But the general consensus is, as long as there are no grades of a D or lower, no arrests, no suspensions, rescission is unlikely.
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