6.18.2012

TCU Slapping Down High School Graduating Seniors Who Turned Into Slackers


College-bound seniors beware: If you slept through your classes this semester and have the failing grades to prove it, your university may soon threaten to rescind your admission this fall.

For students admitted to Texas Christian University, a notice informally known as the “fear of God letter” will read something like this:

Dear Joe:
We recently received your final high school transcript. While your overall academic background continues to demonstrate the potential for success, we are concerned with your performance during the senior year, particularly in calculus. University studies are rigorous and we need to know that you are prepared to meet T.C.U.’s academic challenges. With this in mind, I ask that you submit to me, as soon as possible but no later than July 31, 2012, a written statement detailing the reasons surrounding your senior year performance.
Joe, please understand that your admission to T.C.U. is in jeopardy. If I do not hear from you by the above date, I will assume you are no longer interested in T.C.U. and will begin the process of rescinding your admission.

Please realize that your personal and academic successes are very important to us. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Raymond A. Brown
Dean

(Rest of NY Times article.)

What in the heck is up with TCU? First they start kicking out students for marijuana use, and then they start subjecting incoming students to a very flamboyant "Call Me Maybe" presentation. Now they are slapping graduating high schoolers up the side of the head because they blew off their last semester of high school.  What's next? Water boarding? 

You just thought government was turning into Big Brother. Ol' private TCU is laying down the law. Daddy's watching. And Daddy is TCU.  Now whip out that laptop and write on that virtual blackboard why you were such a screw up last Spring.  Just like Bart Simpson at the beginning over every episode. Only different. 

Man, ever since they got in the Big 12, the Administration is flexing more muscles than my six pack. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

BUT---we will grant you conditional admission for a slight tuition increase, or an endowment from your parents....

Anonymous said...

Joe better straigten up and fly right, hate to miss out on TCU right now when their is clearly a robust illegal drug market to take advantage of.

Anonymous said...

i done got one from weather ford college. but i all ready done it.

Anonymous said...

Rocket Man NOT GUILTY on all chartges

Anonymous said...

Number of applicants this year for the 1,850 openings in the Freshman class at TCU? 19,000

Like it or not, they get to be very selective on who gets in.

Granted, many of those applicants applied at several colleges...just hoping to get into one. But they still had to pay the fee for submitting an application.

Anonymous said...

You don't have a six pack

Anonymous said...

The Joes of this world do not attend TCU.

Cooper and Mason become Horned Frogs. As do Kyle, Keegan, Josh, Matt, Ethan, Todd, and Brent. Have you ever known a Brent who wasn't a sissy?

Anonymous said...

Re: Call me Maybe

I'm embarrassed for those kids...good lord that was bad!

Anonymous said...

You have a six pack?

Anonymous said...

Most high school think they can do anything they want with no consequences. Maybe this will wake up some of those kids. As I preached to my kids many times, "College is not high school. No one is going to hold your hand, make sure you turn in your work, and give you a chance to redo so your grades are higher." Time to grow up graduates! (And I did not go to TCU-go Frogs!)

Anonymous said...

I've got no problem with this. The trouble these daysa are kids who think they're entitled to whatever they want and can cruise around with a "devil may care" attitude. It won't take long for this group to figure it out, though.

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter did not even have to go her senior year but did to take more math classes.Got admitted to A&M and to their engineering school as well.If they have to write you a letter to get you to explain yourself one probably need to apply a Pissa Hutanyway.Seems like most just go to colledge yo ride the old parent payroll anyway.

Anonymous said...

Many schools do this. Nothing new.

Anonymous said...

It's called DISCIPLINE!!! Seems to be a word long forgotten.

Way to go TCU!!!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

4:25pm nailed it... they have waaaay more applicants than openings. They can be as selective as they want to get the cream of the crop.

And this is just part of that selection process.

Anonymous said...

They are just trying to make the white boys and girls try harder so that they might be able to compete with the children of first generation immigrants from Asia and India. That is something their parents have not instilled in them or they have chosen party over study. Ever wonder why these first generation American citizens dominate the lists of high school valedictorians but not the football team? I told my child to respect the nerds because he would work for one someday.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Barry, "Big 12" has a lot to do with football and nothing to do with calculus! Obviously your parents are from Texas and not from India.

Anonymous said...

Parents who hear "TCU" and think "Big 12" instead of calculus is the reason that the US has fallen off the bottom of the charts in rating our youngsters and comparing them to other countries around the world in math skills.

Sitting on the sofa and screaming about some uneducated minority hitting a home run rather than spending intellectual time with your child will cause that child to make heroes out of sports figures rather than academicians. They may feel inadequate in pleasing daddy and mama and develop social problems if they are not physically developed for sports. The families of children from India and Asia are not preoccupied with the "Big 12". Their children will become the doctors and engineers in our culture. They are already there.

I will close this essay and stop boring you.

Anonymous said...

bet none of these letters were sent to future athletes.

Anonymous said...

9:43 your correct because the athletes help bring in money. Tcu didn't have this many applications until they had a top 5 football team.