Rescinding Worry

<p>I was accepted EDII to GW awhile back.</p>

<p>I took an AP exam today and honestly had not studied at all for it. For questions I didn't know the answers to I sort of joked around with my answers. In the end, I finished very early and was the first to leave</p>

<p>My AP coordinator happens to also be the college counselor/consultant at my school. He's a real hard-ass and can be almost cruel to students with the way he addresses them. He also happens to be very good at what he does and has always got students from my school into great colleges.</p>

<p>Well this coordinator looked at my free response section of the AP because I finished so early. Enraged with what he found, he showed several other faculty members at my school and I'm now getting into a lot of trouble. The answers themselves were not inappropriate but sort of immature, especially for an AP exam. </p>

<p>This coordinator, my college adviser, is now sending a copy of my free response answers to a member of the admissions office at GW (an example of his hard-ass attitude). He is supposedly good friends with the admissions guy for my region and I'm worried that this might lead to me getting my acceptance rescinded. I have already canceled my applications to other schools so if I don't go to GW, I don't go anywhere.</p>

<p>Could my application really get rescinded?</p>

<p>Highly doubt it, but take it as a life lesson not to waste opportunities. I don't know why you blew the test off. You could have saved thousands in college credit. He probably wants to make a point that this lack of effort won't fly at GW. But rescinding? Unless you get an F in the class, no.</p>

<p>Are you certain that he has actually sent this to GWU admissions officers, or is he just trying to scare you? As far as I am aware you did not authorize the college advisor to send your ungraded AP test answers to anyone, and there is no requirement for him to do so. There are more appropriate ways for him to address your giving up on the test. However, if true, his actions belie a level of immaturity that may even exceed yours, and do appear to be very mean and vindictive. This is serious business that may have a significant impact on your future. At minimum it is causing you a great deal of anxiety and angst. I would put him and school officials on notice under no uncertain terms that should your admission to GWU be rescinded as a result of his unwarranted action you intend to file suit against him and the school district. You would definitely have a case. My suspicion is that he is trying to scare the bejeesus out of you (I certainly hope so).</p>

<p>As you probably know, there are certain subjects that just "click" with students- that come easy to them. This subject happened to be the complete opposite for me despite my efforts throughout the year. No amount of studying could have saved me. I know I should have at least taken it seriously, even if I was going to do poorly. Terrible decision making on my part. Just trying to figure out where to go from here</p>

<p>I thought it might be a bluff trying to scare me (which its definitely doing), but he's the type of teacher who would do something like this. The school officials are on his side for this whole thing. They are most likely unaware of the illegality of taking such action. If he is not to send copies of the answers then he is surely planning to speak with the admissions official he has the close relationship with. Your "vindictive" description is very fitting for him and I'm terrified right now as to how far he'll take it.</p>

The gc was enraged that you treated the test as a joke and your disrespectful attitude.
If you paid for the test, then you wasted your parents' money.
If the school paid for it then you wasted their money.
An apology is warranted.
What grade are you getting in the class?</p>

<p>My grade was around a C, with effort already put in. The class was probably the biggest stretch course I took this year.</p>

<p>I sought out the faculty involved directly and indirectly, apologizing for my actions. I have further plans to make amends in the coming days and weeks.</p>

<p>You aren't as clever or humorous as you thought.
Tough way to find out.
Hope this doesn't ding you too much.
Did you tell your parents?</p>

<p>My parents know but it won't cushion the situation when they read the answers themselves. Because of the nature of the coordinator, I am holding myself back from contacting College Board until after I receive a rescission (if I do). Getting him in trouble for making copies of my exam answers will only ensure my rescission at this point.</p>

<p>Ride it out and see how it will be reflected on your transcript.
Cooler heads may prevail and you may get away with just a slap on the wrist.
Good Luck.</p>

<p>Beig, that was a bonehead thing to do.</p>

<p>That said- your GC is overstepping his role in a major way. He is supposed to help kids get IN to college, not get them rescinded. </p>

<p>Is this a public or private school? Your parents should help you out here- talk to the principal or superintendent or headmaster. Frankly, I think this GC is 100% in the wrong, and should be stopped. AP courses and exams are not required at GW Columbian. You didn't break any school rules here, you didn't bully anybody or sell drugs or get in a fight. Seriously- do not take this sitting down.</p>

<p>It's a private school</p>

<p>So your parents are actually paying tuition for someone to sabotage you? Have them put a stop to this.</p>

<p>Yes, what you did sounds stupid (just how bad WERE those answers you wrote?) but I agree that your advisor is overstepping his boundaries. </p>

<p>Unless you could be considered a threat or liability to a college, I don't see your relationship as an admitted student at GW to be his business. This seems like a matter between you, your private school, and perhaps the AP/College Board.</p>

<p>The only thing I can think is that your answers reflect badly on him, and maybe he's afraid that this could reflect badly on future applicants to GW from your school. That said, I don't think GW would ever have seen your answers if he hadn't shown them, so I really don't understand why he's doing this. Good luck.</p>

<p>I'm a little curious to know the content of your answer as well - I know PLENTY of people who slipped in a couple of jokes here and there when they absolutely didn't know the answer. However, for the most part, they did attempt to answer the questions to some extent.
In any case, I definitely don't think he has any authorization to do this, especially since the AP test is optional (in most cases).</p>

<p>You're definetly not going to get rescinded. There is no requirement whatsoever for you to take AP exams at any school. This probably does, however, violate more than a few of the collegeboard's rules. The very worst thing that could come out of this situation is you get your AP score canceled (doesn't seem like a big deal since it looks like you didn't do well anyways) and your teachers kinda ****ed at you....not really a big deal. Enjoy the rest of your senior year.</p>