Senioritis Anyone?

I think I had senioritis as a Junior in high school~can any one else relate?
It’s getting to be that time of year when Seniors are feeling the senioritis bug biting pretty hard. Do whatever it takes to avoid this disease-it can really hurt your chances of success in college. Did you know that colleges do “take-backs?” They do-trust me.
Seniors get accepted to colleges during the fall of their senior year and then kinda sit back and enjoy Senior year not realizing that when you graduate, colleges get your final transcript from your high school. We see how bad senioritis really is…we see the low grades, dropped course or fluffy senior years. Evidence at UWGB shows that students whose gpa drops or they drop courses senior year tend to do poorly when they come to UWGB. So we have gotten a little tougher with senioritis victims- it’s called rescinding admissions (AKA: take-back).
So I know the senioritis disease is catchy and spreading in your high school. Avoid it. Do whatever you can to finish your senior year well. Trust me, you will be glad you did.
If you already have senioritis and you think it might be influencing your grade point average…let us know what’s going on. It’s much better to hear it from you rather than on your final transcript. We are here to help you-please don’t hesitate to contact us.

2 thoughts on “Senioritis Anyone?”

  1. Rachel,
    I know exactly how you feel. Half the battle is keeping your focus on the prize. The reason you’re taking AP History and all your other college prep courses is so that you can have a fantastic future in college, but after that a career. Two strategies that work for me when I’m feeling unmotivated.
    1. Visual reminders- put pictures of what you want to be or don’t want to be where you will see them regularly. Seeing the results of your choices is motivating.
    2. Ask for accountablity- ask someone to be your partner in fighting senioritis-someone who can ask you if you’ve done your homework or how class is going, and/or someone to study with you. Make sure they are good at seeing through your excuses.

    Those things work for me…try them or something else. You’ve identified that you have senioritis, now do something about it! Your future is too important to let senioritis take over.
    Take care and keep me updated.

  2. I’m a sophomore in highschool and I think I already have senioritis. It is absolutly terrible. I’ve decided to take a few challenging courses such as AP World history and I switched from normal english last year to honors english this year, which was a difficult transition, and I’m having a hard time staying motivated to do enough work in those difficult classes to keep those grades at As. How do I fix this? I need help staying motivated.

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