Conditions of College Acceptances

In Spring, High School Seniors can be conflicted, experiencing “Senioritis”, needing more effort to complete everyday homework, but also coping with the anxiety of waiting for college responses. In some cases, such a lack of motivation can lead to strategic missteps, from which the consequences can be destructive, especially for college admissions.

All college acceptances are conditional or provisional. Often, one condition is that students pass all their senior year classes with C’s or better, and for some colleges, like UC Berkeley—B’s or better. So, if students note (or anticipate) a drop in academic performance, begin problem-solving as a family and with teachers as soon as possible in the spring semester.

Also, the conditions of an acceptance includes behaving in ways consistent with what college admissions administrators consider the college’s culture and values. Admissions officers may have grounds to rescind an admissions offer in response to social media posts and other publicly available internet postings that are contrary to the college’s culture and values. Even old posts can resurface and result in acceptance letters being rescinded.

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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