A disease affecting mostly high school seniors.

symptoms include:
- laziness

- lack of motivation

- excessive absences in school
- putting off assignments till the very last minute (more than usual)

- feeling of hopelessness

- thoughts of giving up

- feelings of not caring if you graduate or not

- STRESS a lot of stress
- more stress
- constant tired feeling
- irritable about everything

- panic feeling

The only cure for senioritis is to graduate or drop out.
teacher: essays are due by Sunday night at exactly 11:59pm

senior: *starts essay at 11pm and panics till 11:57pm when they submit essay* thanks alot Senioritis
by Mrs. Hemmings October 10, 2015
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noun. A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation.
Why didn't study for your math test Kuhns?

Oh, who studies for a math test anyways. I got senioritis.
by Joe C. November 11, 2004
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A deadly disease that strikes high school seniors. This disease makes seniors wear really smelly clothes, over styling their hair and the boys don't care about shaving anymore. It also allows seniors to make excuses for not coming to school repeatedly and it also allows them to party and get drunk as hell like college kids until they get in trouble with the police. Only cures are to put them in college or graduation.
Junior: Hey man, where have you been? I haven't seen you at school for two months.
Senior: Dude, I have Senioritis. I don't give a shit about my grades anymore.
by AdomC March 20, 2015
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Type 1 Senioritis:
Most common form of "senioritis" and most contagious.
It tends to manifest itself when a fourth year high school student is half way through the first semester, waiting for winter vacation. This may last till graduation

symptoms within the student:

1. Lack of homework completion
2. Procrastination through reasoning

a."Fck it, I can pass the class without these last homework assignments";

b."Ill do it tomorrow before homeroom"
*tomorrow comes, home room ends*
"Ill do it during my free"
*fails to do homework during free, free ends*
-fails to hand in homework
"Ill do it tonight, and hand it in tomorrow..I'll still get some points"
(cycle repeats).

3. Last Minute Cramming
4. Student often questions him/her self if they actually have senioritis, yet they blame
all shortcomings on it.
5. Wasting time on Facebook, Myspace or even World of Warcraft(more severe)
6. Increase in the use of Slang
7. Increase in Sexual Activity (heterosexual , masturbation, massive orgyprom,etc)

Type 2 senioritis:
This form of senioritis can be found among students who boast higher averages, or those who just have more of an inclement workload. This type of senioritis is rather complicated, resulting in the student suddenly having a complacent attitude toward assignments that are not as urgent to be completedNOT as in AP/College/Honors assignments.
It can be visa-versa
resulting in the student completing all of the less difficult assignments, and neglecting more rigorous academic activities.
This type of senioritis usually manifests itself through the influence of seeing another (of less academic standing) neglect schoolwork, and yet manage to pass with high 70's to mid 80's.

symptoms -
1. All of the symtoms of Type 1 Senioritis
2. The accumulation of "Journal Entries" and/or "Articles" to complete at the conclusion of a quarter/semester
3. A complacent attitude resulting in the lack of motivation to conclude sentences on a Test/Homework
4. A lack of rechecking work, or revisions
5. Taking days off from school
6. Copying homework assignments ( also can be type 1)
7. Involuntary hallucinations of being unfettered by the fruits of Graduation Day, albeit the school year may be coming to an end.
8. Counting the days till Graduation.
9. Not studying for ANYTHING

Type 3 senioritis:
This is the culmination of complacency and academic neglect. This can only succeed Type 1 (rarely) or Type 2 senioritis. At this point, the unfortunate student loses all academic fervor and perception on the purpose of education. There is no cure for this type of senioritis.

common expressions of a student suffering from type 3 senioritis:

Most likely a student suffering from this type of senioritis will end up dropping out of school, right before failing all classes.
Some fortunate sufferers of Type 3 still get to graduate, but will not actually ATTEND graduation..or prom. (Also usually having to attend summer school)
Type 3s' are more prone to having there College acceptances revoked,having all their dreams crushed of being a fully matriculated college student that drinks heavily and act out scenes from college movies like Accepted
Type 3's are more prone to working in fast-food restaurants.

symptoms (all of the above syptoms PLUS)

1. All of the above.
2. Living on Social Networking sites.
3. Dropping out of school
4. Failure to complete financial aid
5. Physical abuse of other peers who are more accomplished (ex. got accepted)
7. Procreation

1. Request your parents to unexpectedly punch you in the face, the next time they see you procrastinating.
2. Sky diving while looking at a bad report card.
3. Head Automatica- Graduation Day
4. Apply Vix Vapor Rub while attempting to do homework.

People don't tend to usually see these benefits till college. If they survive senioritis.

1. Proficiency in re-arranging copied papers/essays.
2. Expertise in Forging signatures.
3. Immunity towards future senioritis
4. Alarmingly efficient time management (pun intended)
5. Mastery of Social Networks & Search Engines.

One of the most common examples of senioritis:

"Ill do it tomorrow before homeroom"
*tomorrow comes, home room ends*
"Ill do it during my free"
*fails to do homework during free, free ends*
-fails to hand in homework
"Ill do it tonight, and hand it in tomorrow..I'll still get some points"
(cycle repeats).
by Domrogv3 April 6, 2009
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noun. A functional disorder usually affecting high school and college seniors "close" to graduation. Symptoms include : laziness, apathy, mass consumption of McDonald's and Americanized Mexican food, wasting large quantities of time on facebook, Instagram and Twitter, narcolepsy, absence of school materials, depression thinking about the next four years of school, diarrhea from eating too much Americanized Mexican food, loss of purpose, excessive partying and beer pong, reckless sexual behavior, sweat pants, beanies, non-matching socks (or shoes), non- aggressive aggressiveness towards school, nappy hair, ridiculous procrastination, neglect of hygienic activities, catching up on sleep, average GPA dropping by one or more points, dehydration and increased urination from binge drinking.
I got on my computer to do chemistry homework, but then I went to urban dictionary to see if my lack of motivation in anything was senioritis.
I found out I have senioritis, so then instead of doing my chemistry homework, I wrote the bajillionth definition of senioritis on urban dictionary.
I now had time to do my chemistry homework, but proceeded to edit my definition of senioritis on urban dictionary instead.
by Choborr November 30, 2014
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Senioritis is a colloquial term used in the United States and Canada to describe the decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school careers. By definition, Senioritis is not due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition such as hypothyroidism or insomnia but is typically said to include: slowness, procrastination, apathy regarding school work, a feeling of entitlement or privilege and a tendency toward truancy, increased drug use, malingering or feigning illness in order to avoid presence in a school setting, cognitive impairments, and changes in sleep patterns. Many high school students find themselves in a type of lame duck situation: their plans are made and a new chapter in their life is about to begin, so finishing the current chapter (the current term separating them from graduation) becomes just a formality or "holding pattern." Even though high school seniors tend to be the bulk of the victims, high school juniors and sophomores are also known to have it.

Senioritis usually results in a withdrawal from school-related extracurricular activities and school spirit events and a reduced concern for social acceptance, instead focusing on graduation (and the end of compulsory school) in June and/or acceptance to college in September. It can also manifest as increased social and extra-curricular activity, which comes at the expense of academic duties, with the student preferring to "have fun" rather than work academically.
Jenny contracted Senioritis and began to smoke pot and skip classes. She failed all of her courses because of her lack of motivation.
by Sayuri T. February 7, 2008
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An attitude that high school seniors adopt anywhere from the start of the school year towards the end. Symptoms include a decreased motivation to do homework, study, or even pay attention during class. Frequent absences and/or tardies are common. Basically when you are infected you do not care that you are infected because you have lost motivation to care about anything. Senioritis is a form of being burned-out on school and the same routine you have had since you can remember.
"Bobby, you have had 6 absences in the past month, have several missing asignments, almost all F's, and you just sit there doing nothing. What are you doing with your life?"

"I don't know or care; blame it on the senioritis."
by HiAasAKite October 2, 2009
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