You’ve nursed your child through bouts of the flu and strep throat, but “senioritis” is different.
“Senioritis” symptoms include not doing homework, “forgetting” to study for tests, and getting oddly low grades on homework assignments, papers, and projects that your child would normally ace.
“I can just slack off and relax a little now,” your 12th grader reasons. “My college applications are all in, so nothing I do now will matter.”
Here are 5 truths every parent must know about “senioritis.”
1. Colleges look at all four years of high school grades.
Every college your child has applied to will require a final transcript that shows both first and second semester grades from every class taken in 12th grade. Why? Because the college needs to make certain that the student has actually graduated from high school. If senioritis leads to a streak of poor grades on the tail end of that transcript, that can derail every goal the student has been working for.
2. Colleges do rescind acceptances due to poor senior year grades.
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