Avoid Senioritis before its too late!
BY Trishanna singh, Senior Writer & SLC EDITOR
It is the last year of high school and everyone thinks it is going to be a breeze, or so they think. Many seniors display “senioritis” and try to lazily get through their last year in high school, but they don’t understand the potential pitfalls.
The term senioritis has been making an appearance in the lives of all seniors in high school all around America. Senioritis defines a high school student who is thinking that his or her last year will have easy classes and full of recreational time. During that time this will cause a decline in their motivation and or performance to give it their all in the last year. Students usually feel that senioritis is something that will not end up in their path but before you know it, it does. Some high school students who are not college ready and do not have an idea of a college life will fall in this category. Having senioritis can very well be detrimental to your college beginning and cost you your acceptance and financial aid.
Rumors in high school is that colleges do not look at your high school transcript. However that is not true, all colleges whether they have accepted you for an early round of applications always require a transcript that is proof that the student graduated. It is only common sense, that if you do not pass classes with flying colors, colleges that you apply for will be playing devil’s advocate deciding whether they will accept you.
Students who start strong but catch senioritis also end up having neglected their financial help that are given for good grades. When students start failing in high school and colleges see they cannot upkeep their grade, colleges will say “Hey, this student will end up wasting our time and money.” In some situations students have been able to pull off a semester of college by taking Advanced Placement classes in high school and passing the test. Nonetheless, not all students have the ability to do this.
If you are not mentally equipped mentally and in class, your opportunity to receive financial aid will decrease. This situation can often lead to all different kinds of situations. For example, the graduating class of 2014 had the most debt with an average of $33,000 being owed for student loans(nbc-news.com). This can all be avoided.