Can it be rescinded?

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  1. Akrogan

    Akrogan Member

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    Long story short...It looks like I MAY get a D in Spanish this semester...I've had this grade in Spanish before, and I still got the Type 7 AFROTC scholarship. All my other grades are good, and I have a very solid GPA. However, because this is the last semester...will my scholarship be revoked? Really scared right now!
     
  2. GoNavy44

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    I'm no expert but I don't think one bad grade will lead to your scholarship being revoked, especially if all of your other grades are good and you're still maintaining a solid GPA. Just keep fighting and work like heck to bring that grade up. If I may ask, what level of Spanish are you taking?
     
  3. ABF

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    Now is the right time to see your counselor and perhaps meet with the teacher to discuss how such a final grade my affect your future. Perhaps spending your lunch hours or any free periods you may have in the that classroom (provided the teacher is okay with that) working on Spanish is a good idea too. Many teachers recognize that extra effort and reward it with a late semester bump in the grade to C-... especially when your track record is such that qualifies you for an AFROTC scholarship in the first place. (My kid has used that tactic a few times himself. I think he also flirts with his math teacher a bit too. Hey, if it helps, it helps!
     
  4. Pima

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    This question comes up every year. To date I have never seen a drop in one class, as long as it is still passing equate into rescinding the scholarship. However, if it appears that senioritis set in, and your overall GPA dropped dramatically than it could be an issue.

    I will say this as a Mom with a DS that commissioned AFROTC. College is harder than HS especially when you add in ROTC, and for AFROTC SFT/EA selection. 1 D can become your make or break from a cgpa perspective.
    ~~~ When I saw our DS at his UPT winging two weeks ago he had stated had he had to meet this years board, he doubted he would have been selected for SFT even as an AFROTC scholarship recipient. His cgpa was 3.43, and the avg cgpa was 3.38. His ACT was 33 or 34, his SAT was 1390. His AFOQT overall was in the 90s. He was non-tech, and that is why he felt this way.

    The slate will be wiped clean when you get there, but for non-tech you need to be above the average, not just a little bit, but strong above. You will only have 3 semesters for boarding purposes. One semester of 2.8 can become a stressful situation, because you will now realize you need one semester 3.8, and another at 3.4. Caveat: carrying the same amount of credits each semester.

    Just putting it out there that the ante for the next round is going to be much more than the round you are playing now.

    Saying this with kindness, get off the forums asking for advice, ignore your cell phone and the texts that arrive every few minutes. Hit the dang books because come next year that is what you will have to do in this scenario, better to become accustomed to the stress now than later.
     
  5. Akrogan

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    Alright, got it up to a C, and did very well in all my other classes. Also, I decided to go tech...while will be difficult.

    But I sold the TV and the Xbox, and realize that this scholarship is the only way I can go to college and accomplish my dreams.

    All ready for a rough and tough 4 years, Akrogan out
     
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