I applied ED II to Kenyon College and was accepted. Unfortunately, I also have a month’s worth of schoolwork I just haven’t done, and my grades are suffering to an insane degree. I have a couple concerning English grades, but I think those can be fixed. The bigger concern is my government class. From my research, it seems that if a grade drops below a C, you’re pretty much screwed. My grade right now is straddling the border between a D and an F. My teacher doesn’t let us turn anything in late, and I’m bad at the class to begin with, so I don’t think I can bring my grade above a C through hard work alone.
For additional background: I’ve always had trouble with grades, and I explained myself in the additional information section of my application. Kenyon accepted me despite less than stellar grades in the past, but I’m worried they might take my performance now more seriously.
Yes, I know full well this is a problem of my own design. Being reminded isn’t going to make anything better. I just need help in getting this problem fixed. Please, if my acceptance is rescinded my college career is over.