What might cause my admission to be rescinded?
Making a mistake
Whether you hear about it though gossip around the high school or an article in the local paper, each spring there are whispers about the superstar student who made a mistake and learned that all the great colleges he got into have rescinded their offers of admission. More than a decade of hard work gets no reward, and the student is left feeling devastating regret. In truth, it happens every year at schools around the country, and for many different reasons. The valedictorian who was too busy to write her essays downloads a sample essay for one of her applications, and the Ivy that accepted her finds out. The spring break party that got out of hand results in 10 arrests for underage drinking, and now all the students involved have records. The top student with a spotless academic record tries to cut corners and is caught cheating on an exam. It is inevitable that teenagers with underdeveloped frontal lobes will have a tendency to make dumb decisions at some point in high school. Continue reading