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Son's admission decision deferred pending review of school disciplinary action
During his junior year of high school, my son received an out of school suspension for bringing a vaping device with a THC cartridge to school. He went through a lengthy workback process to get back in good standing at his school, and has been doing well ever since. Although difficult, the process he went through to get back on track at school ended up being a positive for him in the long-run and we are proud of the way he has he has matured a lot over the past year. Our school district does not report disciplinary actions on school transcripts, but when filling out his Common App., we were honest and he answered "yes" to the question about any discipline history and he wrote a brief explanation. My son's dream school is UCF and his stats fall in their range of admissions - 1350 SAT, 4.2 GPA. He has taken many AP courses and during his senior year, he has been doing early admissions at our local community college. He just received his first semester grades and got straight A's in the four classes he took. He put in his application to UCF on 10/29/19 and we've been checking his status daily, LOL. Today, when we logged on, his admissions status now says that an admission decision has been deferred pending a review for his affirmative answer regarding the disciplinary action on his application, and that he would be contacted by e-mail if additional information is needed. My question is, what do we do now? Do we wait, or should we be protactive and provide additional information, even though it's not been requested yet? My son's school principal wrote a very strong letter of recommendation on his behalf that I would like to send them. I would also like to end them his first semester grades. Should we email admissions with this additional information now?48 replies
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