This is a very common “disease” for senior students. According to Parenting Teens on About.com, parents typically begin to notice signs of senioritis around the midyear of the senior year when students have submitted most of their college applications. Signs include poor grades and incomplete assignments, cutting class, and increased absences.
Just because senior students are leaving high school soon and may already have their post-high school plan in place, it doesn’t mean that they should care less about their last year of high school.
There are cases of college revoking student’s acceptance – receiving a college acceptance letter is not the end of a college admissions story. The most common reason for a college to withdraw an acceptance is due to low grades. Yes, colleges notice your senioritis.
If you think you have “senioritis”, here are some suggestions for you:
- Set smaller and more manageable goals. For example, get a 90 or above on the next math test; finish an essay a week early to get some feedback from the teacher, etc. By breaking down grade goals into smaller chunks can help you focus on one task at a time.
- Improve study habits. Keeping a planner helps improve your time management skill, forming a study group helps you on reviewing difficult material or studying for AP tests, starting to review for a test early than procrastinating the night before. Improving study habits not only helps fight senioritis, it will also prepare you for the rigorous college curriculum.
- Take some time to relax. I am sure that you know exactly how to do this….
One of the many things college students miss is the time when they were in high school. Let’s not let senioritis take away from your high school experience and make the most out of the last couple months of high school!