Senior Grades

<p>I have been told that colleges can rescind their acceptance if they choose. In their acceptance letter, they say that they except flying colors and to keep our grades up. I was wondering if anyone knows MIT's policy on rescinding your acceptance based on end of senior year grades. For example, since they get mid-year grades, they know how we do in the first portion of the senior year. I am worried that an A- may have dropped to a final grade of B or in another class, a B+ may have dropped to a B. Is this grade drop going to make MIT rescind someone's acceptance letter or do colleges mean a huge drop to be from an A to a C-?</p>

<p>Or even better, can anyone offer me insight to your end of year grades? (How low were your grades in the end of senior year that still allowed you to go to MIT?)</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>^^I wouldn't worry about it at all unless you get a "C". State schools are probably harsher about rescinding for a bad 2nd semester, and I've never heard of them rescinding someone because they got "B's."</p>

<p>I cannot recall exactly where I've read it (try using Search?), but I know that I've seen in this very forum from a current or former MIT student that senior grades for accepted students are as follows:</p>

<li><p>Maintain Good Grades (A's): Life is good. No one bugs you.</p></li>
<li><p>Maintain or slight drop, but still good grades (A's, some B's): Life is still good. No one bugs you.</p></li>
<li><p>A C or two appears out of nowhere: You're not condemned, but now they'll probably want to talk to you to get your side of the story.</p></li>

<p>From what I've heard in this forum, if you've got a real, legit reason for that odd C then they'll hear you out.</p>

<p>I would concur here: don't worry too much about a B+ or a B. Don't get a C.</p>

<p>Definitely don't get a D, because you don't want to be in the position where you're begging for your spot at MIT. You just don't.</p>

<p>most ucs (university of california) require you to have at least 3.0 unweighted gpa during your senior year</p>

<p>if you're not sure, calling them wouldn't be a bad idea ;)</p>

<p>what if you get a c in one semester but was able to do well in the other semester and pulled up the final grade to a B?</p>

<p>Crap, I have a C in govt right now. What if I somehow end up with a C for semester, say 4 As, 3 Bs, and 1 C? It probably won't happen but I'm just wondering.</p>

<p>They're only going to look at final grades.</p>

<p>But seriously, this question comes up every year, and I am able to understand it less and less. Just do your work and get the grades you need to get. There are very few acceptable reasons for getting a C second semester of senior year, and "I had senioritis and slacked off" isn't one of them.</p>