Anthony Navetta answers college admissions question

Recently I blogged about my Anthony Navetta Quora account (Anthony Navetta Talks Summer Vacation) and today I would like to spotlight another question I answered recently.

The Quora user was a junior in high school and asked whether or not colleges really care if he mentally checks out during his senior year once he finishes sending out applications to college. Here was my answer:

It probably depends on the college but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. Colleges will ask you to report your grades for your senior year courses even after acceptance, and college are legally allowed to rescind offers if the student does too much damage to his or her transcript during their senior year.

There was a court case that got a lot of press a few years back where a student accepted into the University of North Carolina had his offer rescinded because he received 3 Cs, a D, and an F due to slacking off post-acceptance. You can read about it here:

From the archived article:
Fellow Trustee Paul Fulton held similar sentiments regarding the University’s admissions policy.
“A prospective student has an obligation to maintain grades that are similar to those that got them admitted,” said Fulton.

To view my answer on Quora, or to add an answer of your own, follow this link: Anthony Navetta College Admissions Answer (scroll down to the answer by Anthony Navetta)


About anthonynavetta

A devoted U.S. traveler, Anthony Navetta most recently took his family to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims of the 1995 bombing. The symbolic outdoor memorial sits on the site of the former Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and provides 30,000 square feet of interactive learning materials that tell the stories of the of the terrorist attack. Anthony Navetta also enjoyed seeing the natural beauty of Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon, which he found awe-inspiring. When he traveled to Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park, Anthony Navetta was thrilled to see that these sites maintained their beauty and contained wildlife that thrived. He particularly enjoyed Yosemite’s El Capitan rock formation, the Falls, and the camping ground Tuolumne Meadows. An avid runner, swimmer, biker, and member of the U.S. Triathlon and the Northwest Broward Roadrunners Club, Anthony Navetta attended the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996. He vividly remembers watching Michael Johnson set the world record for the 200-meter dash. Anthony Navetta attended the event with family and friends and was happy to share his experience among loved ones. Anthony Navetta received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Fordham University, located in New York. He served as a Math Teacher at Loggers’ Run Middle School in Boca Raton, Florida, where he also coached the track team. Subsequently, he joined Don Estridge Middle School, acting as the Chairman of the Math Department and twice winning the Teacher of the Year Award. Anthony Navetta supports his professional pursuits by maintaining membership in various organizations, including the National Education Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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