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My Grades Are Awful ... Can I Save My College Acceptance?

Question: I am a high school senior and I have been accepted to my first-choice college. However, I've had a series of problems this fall, along with senioritis, and my first-semester grades were all D's. Is there anything that I can do to salvage my acceptance or will it be revoked for sure?

Yikes! You have gotten yourself in some hot water and are correct in assuming that you are in grave danger of losing your place at the college you plan to attend. With a very poor semester like that, you may be beyond damage control, but here's what I suggest you do right away:

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