Congratulations, Seniors...Posted on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 16:40
Congratulations, seniors! Enjoy these last few weeks of high school. Just one word of warning! You still need to keep your eye on the ball -- both in the classroom and on campus. Your college acceptance is conditional on completing your senior year at the same level of performance you have shown thus far. Even now, if slacking off gets out of hand, your admission can be rescinded.
And while your classroom work may be completed, beware of any lapse in character or judgment -- drug use, drinking, or any behavioral issue that may result in disciplinary action, including something as stupid as vandalism like knocking over porta-potties at a school event. If you are waitlisted, a dip in grades or lapse in judgment can work against your being admitted. And it's important to model good behavior for the junior class following in your footsteps. So take a deep breath, enjoy all that you've accomplished, but keep up the good work…
For more information about finishing your senior year strong, see Chapter 17, “Notification and Making the Decision" in College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step. And for advice about making the transition from high school to college, don't miss our series on The Ten Stages of Transition. Stages 1 and 2 in "The Transition from High School to College" -- The Summer of Transition and Separation Anxiety -- can be seen here; Stages 3 and 4 -- The First Term and The Honeymoon -- can be seen here; and Stages 5 and 6 -- The End of the Honeymoon and The Grass is Always Greener can be seen here. The series continues over the coming months.