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Can I relax after 2nd semester midterm?

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If I got accepted to the university and I accepted their offer; after they saw my 2nd semester mark, can I relax for the rest of the semester or can they still not accept me?
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If you accept their offer by June 2, they can't refuse you a spot in the program, as long as you meet the conditions of the offer (usually the conditions are to get your OSSD by the end of June and to maintain a certain average). However, you may miss out on some scholarships if you drop your marks, but if you only care about acceptance, then you should be fine.

Edit: I'm assuming your talking about an Ontario uni? Also, it wouldn't hurt to double check what I just told you with a guidance counselor or something.
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I want to go to Mcmaster, and I want to get the 90+ scholarship, say If I got accepted to the school for $1.2k entrance scholarship. My average then drops to 85 after the midterm, would my scholarship drop as well? I've heard from a representative that your scholarship can only go up after you get accepted, I don't quite remember because it was a few months ago
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I'm not sure about specific scholarships b/c some are based on your marks at the time of acceptance while others are awarded based on your final marks. You should call McMaster and ask them.
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Usually scholarships have a condition attached to them too. As long as your marks don't drop below that cutoff, your scholarship shouldn't drop. Double check your offer, as it should say there, but if your still not sure definitely call and ask.
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I wouldn't relax because if you drop too much they can take back their offer
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Yes.. They gave you a scholarship based on the 90 average, you shouldn't be dropping 5%, that's way too much
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Most schools say right under the entrance scholarship info on their site that they take your final average, so no, you can't just slack off.
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I'm pretty sure that if they're giving you a scholarship for having a 90 average you have to maintain the average to keep the scholarship. The only school I know of that doesn't do this is uOttawa, where if they promised you $2000 for getting an 85 average and you drop to a 78 they still let you keep your 2k.
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Work hard until the very end because you never know!
Also getting an extra thousand bucks is better than not getting it ;)
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@gebraroest wrote
If I got accepted to the university and I accepted their offer; after they saw my 2nd semester mark, can I relax for the rest of the semester or can they still not accept me?


No. I would turn on panic mode and don't let anything slide or your transcript will be spoiled.
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btw, What do you mean by "relax"? Do you mean "relax" as in not go to anymore classes, write anymore tests/exams, do anymore assignment/projects, etc.? lol, you pbly mean not to try as hard, which is still risky, so no, don't relax.
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You can relax, but don't let your grades drop past a certain point or a school can take away your offer (even though you already accepted it)
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It depends if your scholarship is conditional or not. If you have to get a certain minimum marks, then you shouldn't relax. If it's a fixed unconditional scholarship, then it doesn't really matter. But it also depends on the university.
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Relax, but do not take your courses too lightly or you may lose your entrance scholorship.
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A photo of joey4231 joey4231
I remember hearing at the presentation for Queens at the University Fair that if they offer you the 90 average admission scholarship ($1000) and your final average is less than a 90, then they don't take it away.
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