The Importance of Senior Year Academic Performance
In the second semester of senior year, it is tempting for students to believe they don’t need to work as hard academically. Often, students believe they have worked very hard and now it is their turn to relax and not worry about schoolwork. This is untrue, and we strongly urge students to remain focused throughout the entire senior year. Students and parents must understand that every offer of admission — regardless of when the offer is made — is conditional upon satisfactory completion of the senior year. “Satisfactory completion” means academic achievement that is at or above the level of rigor and achievement at the time of acceptance. Courses may not be dropped; grades must remain at a consistent level. Colleges can and do rescind offers of admission when a student has fallen short of that expectation. Students should strive to maintain academic focus through their final semester.