Fear Of God Letter: College Kills Senioritis With Stern Warnings

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Be wary, college-bound seniors; some colleges are threatening to expel students before they start their grades slip below the schools' standards.

Raymond A. Brown, dean of admissions at Texas Christian University, said his school sent a "Fear of God" letter to 100 accepted seniors that demanded an explanation for students' slipping grades.

It's a bold move but one meant to avoid the awkward process of booting an accepted student.

Earlier this year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling reported that approximately 35 percent of all colleges have rescinded college applications. Why? As any student will say, the last semester seems simply unimportant.

Seniors relax a bit, knowing that their goals are achieved and their college careers are underway.

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