Earl is feeling guilty, like he hasnít put enough effort into the pledging process. He decides to write a letter to the brothers and take it to the fraternity house. Brother Jimmy liked the letter and thought that Earl made a good decision in writing it. Brother George thinks that Earl is shady...
Itís finally pledge exam time! This exam is all the pledges have been hearing about for seven weeks. Everything has led them to this moment. Itís show-time, baby! In the middle of the exam, Steve gets a phone call. Earl is totally pissed off that Steve even answered the phone. He thinks it shows that Steve is not really committed to pledging. Tim is convinced that he failed. All of the pledges are nervous; they know that this exam can make it or break it for them.
After the brotherís grade the exams they meet to discuss the results. Steve scored the lowest, an 89. It turns out that if you score low on the exam it doesnít automatically mean that you can no longer pledge. The brothers then vote on each of the pledges individually.
Steve is voted out. He is the only one. George goes downstairs to bring Steve up to tell him. Steve is very upset, and in retrospect decides that he didnít give 100% because he didnít want to be hurt and disappointed in the end. Next the rest of the pledges come upstairs, and they are told that Steve is no longer a part of the pledge class. The pledges go downstairs and discuss what to do. They decide that Steve did not prove to them that he would do anything for them, and in turn they are going to stick it out and become brothers.
Finally the pledges are told to get dressed up. They arrive at the fraternity house and are brought in for a three-hour initiation ritual. Afterward each of the new Sigma Chi Omega brothers are hugging each other and practically crying. Tim says everyone should participate in Greek life because itís the best.