The symptoms are predictable and include: a lack of motivation, not caring about your classes or grades, wearing sweatpants, procrastination, binge-watching Netflix, maybe even letting loose and participating in a senior prank or other unwise behavior. After the rat race of college applications and the building tension of college admission decisions, second-semester seniors seem to stop caring. They are focused on life after high school and feel that everything of importance was already featured on their college applications.
They. Want. To. Be. Done.
4. Social Media is also something to consider with caution. It is easy to have a short-timer’s attitude and post some off-color comment on your social media that the college objects to. That happened at Harvard a couple of years ago: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/6/5/2021-offers-rescinded-memes/ It’s easy to get caught up in the anonymity of online interactions, but the consequences can be real.