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that got a lot of press a few years back where a student accepted into the University of North Carolina had his offer rescinded because he received 3 Cs, a D, and an F due to slacking off post-acceptance.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: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/4024522-post5.html
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.
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