By: Sloan Melnick
You have an advanced case of senioritis. You are suffering from symptoms brought on because you THINK you are ready for college and that you are just putting in time senior year.
Well just as a warning, Senioritis can have some negative effects. Think about this: if you don’t pass English, you can’t graduate. If you don’t have enough activity credits, you can’t graduate. If you don’t maintain grades, some colleges will pull their acceptance letter.
Consider this excerpt from the University of Michigan website:
- “At U-M, all incoming freshman are required to submit a final high school transcript once they graduate. If grades from senior year include an F, a D, or three or more Cs, the student’s admission is reassessed by a university grade review committee”
Or this from an article in the Washington Post:
- "We do look at the final transcripts," said Shannon Gundy, associate admissions director at the University of Maryland at College Park, where officials are beginning to review the records of every one of the 4,125 freshmen the school expects to enroll" You should know that even if you believe your grades “don’t count”, someone is looking at them one last time.
So open Haiku and make sure you are keeping up in classes. If you’re afraid you’re coming down with advanced senioritis go sit in Discovery, get a coffee and make yourself work during study hall. Make plans to meet friends at lunch. And, make your college acceptance letter your screen saver - look at it every single day, and remind yourself that you worked hard to get this close, and don’t blow it now.