Avoid the senior slump


Now that college applications are wrapping up, the holidays are approaching, the school year is nearing the half-way point and financial aid deadlines are near, you may soon find you have a somewhat apathetic senior. Seniors have worked hard to make it to this point of the year, and the temptation will be to take it easy. Don’t let your teen give in to senior slump. His or her college of choice may be watching.

Colleges, especially select universities, have been known to withdraw offers of admission to students who drop college prep classes or begin earning uncharacteristically low grades. If your child loses focus, colleges may send a warning letter and add certain stipulations to the admissions offer.

Taking an extended breather during senior year can make for a difficult freshman year in college. So encourage your son or daughter to have some fun during senior year, while staying involved in college preparation.

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