UPenn Policy -- Rescinding Acceptance

<p>My gf's little sister was accepted into the Jerome Fisher program in the early decision round. Her weighted GPA at the time of applying was above 4.6. She is presently travelling abroad but her mother just received her final grade report. She received four A's and two C's. Since all six were AP classes, her semester weighted GPA was 4.33. </p>

<p>Her mother is concerned about the two C's (her daughter's first non-A's). Is anyone familiar with Penn's rescission policy? Is my gf's sister in any danger of being rescinded? </p>

<p>Thanks to those willing to respond to this message.</p>

<p>Those C's definitely aren't going to look too great, but I highly doubt she'd get rescinded. I'm not too familiar with Penn's official policy, but I think if you just tell her to call the admissions office and ask them directly, they'd be able to provide you with a solid answer.</p>

<p>Thank you for responding. Regretably, she will be abroad until mid-August. I find it difficult to grasp that a 4.33 GPA would put a student at risk, but I've been surprised before. Anyone else with insight into UPenn's policy?</p>

<p>Again, I don't know the official policy, but I've heard stories of kids dropping from straight As to straight Cs and still being allowed to come. . .the only real problem occurrs if you start failing classes. So, she should be fine</p>

<p>The hysteria and paranoia about getting rescinded is crazy on some of these threads. No college wants to get the reputation of rescinding a lot of kids. Saying "those two Cs won't look great" is completely irrelevant. There have been kids who have failed a class that they didn't need to graduate, and nothing happened. No email necessary. I understand that it's tempting to think of the worst case scenario, but unless your GPA falls below 3.0 or your graduation is in jeopardy, there is no reason whatsoever to even suspect that maybe someone will rescind.</p>

<p>Don't worry. Two C's wont hurt you...at least i think. I have a friend who got accepted to Columbia ED, got a C in math, and didn't get rescinded.
Upennster is right, no college wants a bad rep of rescinding every kid that catches a bad case of senioritis, even though I doubt your gf's sister (weird connection, why would you care so much about someone so distant to you? maybe im just a mean person) seems like the slacker type-- seeing as she's never gotten lower than an A.</p>

<p>^You're not a mean person. It's a fair question. I'm a Columbia student who's engaged to a UPenn student. My future MIL is very concerned, and I agreed to help her by polling current students. She doesn't speak English well, so I'm trying to help her and my gf. </p>

<p>I understand my future MIL's angst. Because my gf's sister was accepted in the ED round, she apllied to only to UPenn, and a rescission this late would jeopardize her ability to attend even a community college. </p>

<p>I appreciate your comments.</p>

<p>Since you seem to be taking all of the comments in good stride I'll add one.</p>

<p>Why did you gf's sister do this? Whenever I read something like this I think that on some level this person wants to be rescinded. Senioritis means going from As to Bs, not As to Cs. Jerome Fischer is a really difficult program. On some level does your gf's sister not want to go?</p>

<p>Pea, I doubt anyone accepted to Penn wants to be rescinded. I also received my first C this semester and I gave my best effort. It happens. The idea that my acceptance could be pulled because of my C never crossed my mind, however. I seriously doubt Penn would be so cruel as to rescind the acceptance of a student because of two C's. That's not the school I applied to.</p>

<p>"my gf's sister"=you right?</p>

<p>really, you won't get rescinded unless you fail to graduate or get arrested for a major felony ;)</p>