College Admissions

Written by Andrew Linn on June 7, 2021

Another school year has ended, and for some of those who have graduated from high school, they will be attending college.  No doubt most (if not all) have been granted admission by a college or university and will be pursuing their degrees in the fall.

But apparently some high school seniors, upon learning they have been accepted by the college(s) developed a case of senioritis, in which they pay less attention to their academics and therefore let their grades slip.  Such a phenomenon is nothing new, but at any rate it can have a devastating impact on one’s college plans.  In some cases, the college (upon learning of such events) can send a warning letter to the admitted student, place conditions on his or her admittance, or even rescind the student’s admission.  So high school seniors need to remember to keep their grades up even after being accepted into college, especially since they will still have to submit their final high school transcripts after graduation.

Disciplinary issues can also result in one’s acceptance into college being revoked, even if the student in question got into trouble after receiving his or her acceptance letter.  Thus, character counts when it comes to being accepted into college.

Posts on social media can also result in a college or university rescinding admittance, particularly if the posts was something inappropriate.  It is unclear why the admissions offices of various colleges and universities are examining the social media accounts of prospective students- perhaps for character reasons.  One might argue that a social media account is irrelevant when it comes to being accepted into college, but I guess some colleges and universities don’t see it that way.  And what if someone posts their opinion on a certain matter (e.g. politics)- will that result in them having their admission being revoked?  Given the liberal views of academia these days, there is a chance that could be a frequent occurrence.

Presenting false information can also result in admittance being revoked, where it be the student having someone else write his or her college essay, sending in fabricated transcripts or letters of recommendation, presenting false ACT or SAT scores, or even bribing their way into college (e.g. the USC admissions scandal).

Revoking one’s college admission is not a frequent occurrence, but those who plan to attend college need to understand that in order to attend college they must not only keep their grades up, but they must also be honest in submitted the required materials, not to mention keep their noses clean.




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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.