I'm a freshman engineering major at Texas A&M university. I'm only taking 14 hours this semester (accepted some AP credits), and I just finished my first round of tests.
I got two B's, one D, one F, and I'm still waiting on my last grade to come back.
On the D and F, I actually felt really confident leaving the exams that I got at least a B. My heart dropped as soon as I saw my grades. These are in my two 4 credit hour classes, so they weigh heavily on my GPA (and they're big parts of my major). I felt that I knew the material, and on the homeworks and quizzes up to that point I had done fairly well. I studied hours and hours, and thought I knew the material, but apparently I didn't.
Now I'm freaking out. Everyone told me to get my college career off to a good start, and I pretty much ruined that right off the bat. In high school, I had a 3.6 GPA in all AP classes. I understood coming in that college is harder, but these grades are unacceptable. My parents are going to kill me, I feel terribly, and I'm doubting my ability to succeed in my current major.