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Failing Pre-Calculus Class, Will I get rejected from UC/CSU's??

Asian_Girl2009Asian_Girl2009 Posts: 408Registered User Member
edited November 2010 in College Admissions
Well, I'm failing my Pre-Calculus class right now and I don't know what to do. I study for my tests, but I still fail them. My Pre-Calc teacher does not count any homework in our grades, only test scores and final is counted in our grades. I still have 6 more weeks to bring up my F to a C, which will be EXTREMELY hard to do. Final semester grade is due in January, thats the grades that is going to be in my transcript. My counselor said that I may get rejected from UC/CSU's that I applied to if I fail a class during my senior year. Is that true? Will they look at first semester's grade to determine your acceptance?? I applied to UC Santa Barbare, Irvine, Santa Cruz, and San Diego. Also, CSU San Bernadino, Fullerton, Northridge, and Long Beach.
What should I do to bring up my grade???? I am struggling in math!! =/
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Replies to: Failing Pre-Calculus Class, Will I get rejected from UC/CSU's??

  • siliconvalleymomsiliconvalleymom Posts: 3,659Registered User Senior Member
    Is there any way to withdraw from the class at this point?
  • itstime4schoolitstime4school Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Wow that is what's happening to me!
    except..i have a solid C and im trying to bring it up to a B by the end of the semester...
    ...
  • Asian_Girl2009Asian_Girl2009 Posts: 408Registered User Member
    No, I already have a meeting with my counselor about 6 weeks into the first semester. He said it was way too late to transfer to an easier math class. I really really want to transfer...but I can't =[ I don't want my grades to suffer because of that class! Right now, I have about a 2.67 GPA because I'm failing my math class, if I have a C in Math I would have a 3.0 GPA right now. =/ However, my counselor said that he will transfer me to Trignometry next semester whether or not I pass Pre-Calc this semester, so thats good. At least next semester, I won't be in that class! I hate that class and my teacher! He is sooo confusing when he teaches the subject, thats why I never understood the materials -_-
  • maddypiemaddypie Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    did you get in somewhere im in the same boat as you
  • mikemacmikemac Posts: 7,182Registered User Senior Member
    My counselor said that I may get rejected from UC/CSU's that I applied to if I fail a class during my senior year. Is that true?
    Kinda. You will need to notify the UC schools (not sure about the CSU schools) if you fail any class. They are making their decisions about admissions assuming students will take and pass the classes they listed in their senior schedule. As it says on the app website, if you change classes or don't pass one you need to notify them immediately. For 1st semester grades they'll hear from you in time for it to affect admission.

    For 2nd semester classes you fail, or 1st semester fails you "forget" to tell them about, they find out when they get your final transcript, at which point you can be rescinded. This happens to hundreds of kids at UC schools each year (not just because of failing a class, but also for a poor GPA senior year).
  • mikemacmikemac Posts: 7,182Registered User Senior Member
    What should I do to bring up my grade???? I am struggling in math!! =/
    You buy this book: Amazon.com: Pre-Calculus Problem Solver (REA) It's like a SAT review book for math. Then you spend a lot of your free time, including weekends and the upcoming holidays, working problems. My guess is you'll need to spend over 100 hours on this project.

    The way to use this book is not to read it and the answer and then figure you understand it. It won't help you learn math any more than watching a tennis player on TV gets you ready for a tournament. You learn math (or tennis) by doing. That means cover up the answer, try the problem, read the answer, check yours. Repeat hundreds of times.

    If getting into a CSU or UC is important enough to you, then you can do it. Math is not fun to learn, but almost anyone can learn it if they spend the time and effort it takes.
  • alamemomalamemom Posts: 6,384Registered User Senior Member
    maddypie, the OP is currently attending CSU Northridge. Of the schools she listed in this thread,
    I applied to UC Santa Barbare, Irvine, Santa Cruz, and San Diego. Also, CSU San Bernadino, Fullerton, Northridge, and Long Beach.
    she was accepted to CSU San Bernardino and CSU Northridge and rejected from the others.

    Good luck.
  • illusiondestinyillusiondestiny Posts: 513Registered User Member
    Sorry, this seems unrelated, but this sounds so much like a teacher we had in junior year. He never taught, butstill gave supppper hard tests and expected students to ace them and to "think criticially". If I were you, I would ask the teacher for extra help. That way, he'll know that you're struggling and reaching out to others for help. Most likely, he'll help you.
  • illusiondestinyillusiondestiny Posts: 513Registered User Member
    Oh wait, I just realized this was from last year :/
  • anotherparentanotherparent Posts: 1,275Registered User Senior Member
    And I checked - she ended up at CSUN, so I guess all went well.
  • DunninLADunninLA Posts: 4,272Registered User Senior Member
    the way math is taught in most american high schools is a travesty.
  • sylvan8798sylvan8798 Posts: 4,311Registered User Senior Member
    How would you go about teaching it DunninLA?
  • DunninLADunninLA Posts: 4,272Registered User Senior Member
    in my next career I'll try to figure that one out. My first step would be to research how its done in other countries.
  • mikemacmikemac Posts: 7,182Registered User Senior Member
    wow, egg on my face too :o
    Didn't notice the first thread date...
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