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All Out of Options - University Expulsion

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  • JustGraduateJustGraduate Registered User Posts: 520 Member
    So you failed classes a College A (the school you want to graduate from) and retook them during the summer at College B?
    Grades from College B most likely don't count in your College A GPA hence the probation - the F's are still pulling your GPA down big time.

    And schools do have limits on how many hours can be transferred in and qualify for progress towards a degree, which classes can be transferred in (often not upper level courses in your major), things like that. So mixing and matching classes and college is fraught with peril, especially when you're close to graduating. IF you do eventually go back to this or another school, make sure you get a full accounting of WHICH classes can be used towards a degree - and get.it.in.writing.
  • MAandMEmomMAandMEmom Registered User Posts: 722 Member
    Just for clarification some colleges will use your GPA as part of the admissions process if you transfer. Where I work, your GPA from previous work would be included as part of decision -- especially for Nursing.
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 10,338 Senior Member
    So much here doesn't make sense... by the time you're a junior or senior, most schools won't give credit for core classes taken at other schools. A degree from school X means you took classes at school X. Not at school Y or Z.

    In addition to the advice you've been given, I will add this: should you be able to continue your education -- at your current school or anywhere else -- the FIRST THING you need to do is read all of your school's policies. Your department's policies. Keep track of your grades -- figuring out your GPA is not brain surgery. It's basic math, and you should ALWAYS KNOW what your GPA is.

    Besides being a poor student it appears you're very bad at knowing what the rules at your school are. This is not a good way to live. All institutions have their regulations and expectations. You can't claim ignorance of the basic facts, it wont work. I don't know of ANY school that doesn't notify its students very, very clearly that they're on academic probation.
  • HPuck35HPuck35 Registered User Posts: 1,592 Senior Member
    edited May 19
    Hate to beat a guy when he is down, but your story doesn't make sense. Your school would have definitely reached out to you to tell you that you were on probation. Did the school have your correct address? They usually send that kind of information by mail. It is your responsibility to keep your address current.

    You also knew how poorly you were doing, even if you did not do the simple arithmetic to figure it out. Why would any employer requiring a college degree want to hire someone who has shown so little in their college studies?

    You do need to leave college and get out in the "real" world. It can be a real motivating experience, if you let it. Maybe then you will ready to take the college experience seriously.
  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU Registered User Posts: 358 Member
    Does the school where you have been taking the make up classes offer a degree program? Have you looked into what would be required to get an associates or bachelors there? You may have enough credits from what you are saying.
  • ordinarylivesordinarylives Registered User Posts: 2,825 Senior Member
    And another consideration...you can't get a degree just for finishing classes. Mostly, there's going to be a cum GPA requirement. Will finishing those last 3 classes, even if you get As in all of them, bring your GPA up to the standard? The more credits you've attempted, the harder it is for a single class to move the GPA very much. You may find, to get that degree, you need to take more than those 3 classes at the institution.
  • mary879800mary879800 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    College is not for you. At least not right now. You need to find employment now to start paying off those loans.

    Have you considered the military? Maybe you will be more successful with a rigid schedule.

    Good luck with this. Even though this feels like the end of the world to you right now it is not. You can turn your life around.
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 7,395 Senior Member
    There are many school that will take up to 90 transfer credits-- even if you got them at 15 different schools. And your GPA will start fresh at a new school (or you could attend the school where you did well in the summer).


    Take a break if you like, and work. When you want to, and feel you can succeed, take some classes- at community college or other school- do well and prove that you are again college material. Then apply with a better chance for admissions, to a school you want to go to, if you decide on 4 years.

    Again, the majority of college students are "non=traditional" and you will be in good company. Look into degree completion options through universities, extensions, continuing ed, adult learner programs, online and distance programs.

    Also think about trades, certificate programs, hands-on occupations if they interest you.

    Good luck!
  • svcamomsvcamom Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I have to agree with the other parents who have given you advice about getting a job to pay off your loans. The simple act that you have had that many family deaths in such a short period of time is very over whelming. Perhaps the medical field is just not the best job fit for you. If you were really seriously into it, it would be your passion and it would come easily. Taking a break and doing some personal insight to what you really like/ want is by far more valuable in the long run. This is your life and you should be very happy and comfortable about your choice. The time spent away from school will help you to get a better perspective on the real world, and even help you to grow up. Good luck to you.
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