As students move deeper into their senior year and they begin to receive admissions decision back from UNCW we often receive phone calls from both the high schools and the students regarding schedule changes. UNCW would like to deliver a consistent message before your second semester begins about senior schedule changes.
We wish that we could tell you that it doesn’t matter to UNCW when a student drops a class scheduled for spring, but unfortunately, it does. Because the competition for admission is so fierce, an applicant’s program, both current and planned, plays a significant role in an admission decision. Our response to students and guidance counselors asking to drop a course is always “no” unless the student plans on replacing the course with one that is greater in rigor (an AP or IB, for example). As you might guess, it would be grossly unfair to applicants denied admission based on a weaker schedule, to allow those already admitted to make changes.
We hope this rationale makes sense as you enter into your spring semester. Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions.