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How bad do my grades have to be for a university to rescind my acceptance?

Hello, I hope you all are doing well! I was recently accepted to a prestigious university. However, I'm really worried about my current grades slipping, and I wanted to know: what on earth could make them consider rescinding my acceptance? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hi there! First off, congrats on your acceptance to a prestigious university. That's quite an accomplishment! Now, it's understandable to be worried about your grades since colleges do expect students to maintain a certain level of academic performance even after being accepted.

Generally, universities might consider rescinding your acceptance if there's a significant drop in your grades, especially if you fail a course or receive multiple D's in your final semester. They are looking for consistency in your performance.

However, you don't need to panic over a decline in your overall GPA by a small margin. For example, if you were previously a straight-A student and end up getting a B or two in your final semester, it's unlikely that this alone would lead to your acceptance being rescinded. Schools understand that there might be fluctuations in your grades.

Just make sure you stay focused, continue to work hard, and engage with your teachers if you're struggling in any area. Communication can be key in helping you maintain your academic standing. Best of luck, and I hope you have a fantastic college experience!

9 months ago

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