It's over. You are finally admitted to college. It might be time, you think, to kick back and take it easy. Big mistake! You are about to get "senioritis," and it's a condition you don't want to catch.
The Importance of Your Last Months in High School
All your hard work in high school could be forfeited if you drop the ball during your last year—and especially your last term—of high school. Colleges that accept you are very interested in your academic performance in the second half of your senior year. They want to know if you have the discipline and maturity to maintain or even improve your grades, and resist the temptation to kick back and rest on your laurels.
Oops! There Goes Your Admission to College!
Let's say you are admitted to several great colleges. What if you succumb to temptation, letting your final exams and resulting grades drop significantly? Did you know that most college acceptance letters stipulate that you continue to do well in high school until you graduate? Yes, the college can and will withdraw its acceptance offer if your academic performance dips too far below its standards.
OK—NOW You Can Celebrate
Wait until summer vacation to reward yourself for all your hard work to get into college. Not only will you be able to celebrate the end of your high school experience, you can start planning your new college life. That's the moment when congratulations will truly be in order.