If you or your child is currently about to be a second semester senior in high school, you know that college application season is in full swing.
Spring semester of high schoolers senior year is filled with so many exciting happenings such as prom and graduation. However, it is also an extremely nerve-wracking time as it is when your future is basically decided by the colleges that accept or reject your application. In order to provide an accurate gauge of whether one is fit to apply to a certain college, here are some of the most popular reasons that students may get rejected from schools that they apply to.
The most common reason is that a student doesn’t quite reach the academic standards of the university that they apply to. While average GPAs for people who get accepted are often provided as public information, there is definitely a significant chance that if one falls slightly below the average GPA that they may not be admitted.
Another reason why students may get rejected from a school that should have been a sure-fire acceptance is that people make mistakes. Sometimes students forget to fill out a portion of an application, miss a deadline, or encounter a variety of other things that would make an application incomplete.
A record of behavioral issues, no matter how small, may also be a determining factor in whether or not someone may get rejected from a school. A few detentions won’t kill your chances of getting into the university of your dreams, but an in-school suspension, out of school suspension, or other instances may be enough of a cause for a school to choose not to accept a student.
College application and decision season is an extremely stressful time. However, everything usually works out for the best and students end up at a school where they can thrive.