Question about Provisional "Conditions of Admission"

So… UC applications are steadily coming out week by week now. I just got acceptance from UCSC, and although I’m not completely sure i will commit yet, I have a quick question for anyone that can answer:

In my provisional acceptance conditions of acceptance, it states:
“A decline in GPA by a full grade point, may result in the cancellation of your admission”

I feel like this is common knowledge, but I don’t understand what a ’ full grade point ’ drop is. Does that mean from about a 4.0 to 3.0 or from a 4.0 to 3.8? Just wondering because I did get a few (2) C’s and my average grades dropped from mostly As to mostly Bs in my fall senior year and I’m worried that I may get rescinded because of it. My GPA is still decent at a 3.67 (well, not good. but its still okay i guess) but I’m still worried

UCSC is stating that if you had a 4.0 UC GPA when submitting your UC application and you drop to a 3.0 UC GPA by end of Senior year, it could be grounds for rescinding your admission. I have found most schools are flexible about this requirement as long as you do not get D’s or F’s. A couple of C’s is OK but schools like UCLA and UCB specifically state if you receive 2 or more C’s Senior year, they want to be notified.

They want you to maintain the same academic excellence that got you admitted. Do not suffer from Senioritis.


Yes, they mean from a 4.0 to a 3.0. It seems like many UCs want nothing less than a C grade and not less than an overall unweighted GPA of 3.0. If you’ve managed that, you should be fine.


“A full grade point” typically means 1.0, as in 4.0 → 3.0.

Check if they are referring to just your grades in in-progress (12th grade) courses (versus overall).

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