My Grades Are Awful ? Can I Save My College Acceptance?

<p>Question: I am a high school senior and I have been accepted to my first-choice college. However, I’ve had a series of problems this fall, along with senioritis, and my first-semester grades were all D’s. Is there anything that I can do to salvage my acceptance or will it be revoked for sure? Yikes! You [...]</p>

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<p>a quick qeustion to you all:</p>

<p>In the NU acceptance letter it says something like "you will be allowed to attend NU, provided that you maintain your grades".. or something like that.</p>

<p>Now, I have been absent from school for 12-13 days this year because of college interviews, so my grades have seriously suffered (I have straight Bs right now, and prolly like 2-3 As and 2-3 Bs by the end of the semester). Would that be considrered an "academic falteration" worth enough to keep me from entering NU?</p>

<p>thanks for your help!</p>

<p>no i belieeve if you keep A's and B's your in good hands. Sr year at my school is the HARDEST of all 4 years. Only ~23 of the 230ish kids got A's BLAH</p>

<p>Help! Do private colleges rescind offers of admission for one D on the report card? (never even had a C before!) </p>

<p>Cum GPA is 3.43 for 7 semesters. With one D, GPA could be 2.94 - 3.0 this last semester.</p>

<p>Some schools will rescind for a D, others won't. The overall GPA doesn't matter; the reason for the grade drop does.</p>

<p>That sounds harsh. One D?</p>

<p>Well, honestly, no reason to get a D in ANY high school class, let alone really any college class. So, can't offer much sympathy here</p>

<p>Read the whole "Ask the Dean" column at the start of this thread, not just the comments that follow, and you'll get some advice on how to handle falling grades once you've been admitted to college. Admission committees really don't want to dump students who have already been accepted--it's a hassle for all concerned--so they are usually willing to work with you to preserve your place in the entering class.</p>

<p>If a senior has been accepted to a college and is offered merit aid, but grades in second semester slip from all A's to 2-3 B's, is that a problem? Presumably merit aid is competitive and reliant on GPA, but at what point does a lower GPA really matter/cause problems in admissions or merit aid?</p>

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If a senior has been accepted to a college and is offered merit aid, but grades in second semester slip from all A's to 2-3 B's, is that a problem? Presumably merit aid is competitive and reliant on GPA, but at what point does a lower GPA really matter/cause problems in admissions or merit aid?

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<p>You're wise to consider the fact that a dip in grades could jeopardize merit aid, and not just an acceptance. Unfortunately (or maybe it's actually fortunate (???)) there's no specific tipping point that might determine when a college pulls the plug on either an acceptance or on a scholarship. Colleges really don't like to do this. It can be something of an administrative nightmare--or at least a hassle. So, usually the downturn has to be more egregious than the one you've cited, and officials are generally open to explanations that might help to justify the grade drop (anything from "There was a death in the family" to "I knew from the start that AP Physics was a reach for me, and I got a bit snowed under" or even, "I caught a dose of senioritis but am now righting the ship."). </p>

<p>Chances are, a drop to from straight A's to a mix of A's and B's won't be a deal-breaker. However, your child should be aware (and probably already is) that the ice is thinning, and it's a really bad idea to let those grades plummet even more.</p>

<p>Dear Senioritis casualty,</p>

<p>You worked hard for three years, and just when you were it looked like you were home free ... this. Tell us please, what were you thinking?</p>

<p>I think it should be said on university website..
Good luck :)</p>