Can I Slack Off Now? Do High School Grades Ever Matter Again?

Hello everyone, 

About a month ago I was accepted into UPenn after grinding hard in high school for three years. 

I'm looking to take it easy, enjoy myself, and let my grades slip to Bs and high Cs for the rest of my senior year (which will tank my GPA).

Do high school grades ever come into play in finance? What about for college clubs, internships, anything at all...?

Just wondering if I'm screwing anything up by slacking off after my acceptance. 


Comments (4)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov

yes. That's exactly what I did. sit back, relax, and start prepping your liver for college. I did exactly that and still landed a SA and now FT job. This period from acceptance till the end of summer will be one of the last totally care free periods you will have for a while. enjoy it while you can

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov

maybe dont get C's (admittedly I did get one in my final semester but besides the point) Like I did, I am sure you have enough of a cushion GPA wise you can handle some bumps though. High school GPA becomes completely  irrelevant as soon as your freshman year of college is over

  • Analyst 1 in IB - CB

Congrats on Penn! Keep a B/B+ grade for your senior year to be safe, can't imagine it being that difficult for someone who gets into Penn, but I guess one high C can't hurt. Now it's the time to chill and reset so you should enjoy! I wish I could go back to that time myself. 

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