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All Fs ! HELP !

BDancerBDancer Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
edited January 2010 in College Admissions
Okay, so I just recently moved like two months ago and transferred to a new high school. I'm a junior, and I've heard its the most important year of high school. My grades are terrible since I've transferred!!! Is it still possible for me to get accepted into a 4-year university with basically all Fs on my semester report card? I'm going to try my best to pull my grades back up, but my transcripts a screwed now!! I doubt I'll ever get into to college ..
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  • hi_im_leilahi_im_leila Registered User Posts: 2,024 Senior Member
    It depends. How many F's do you/are you expecting to have on your report card? And what is your current GPA?

    If you manage to pull your grades back up next semester to compensate you should be ok. You probably won't get into any top-tier universities or Ivy League schools but you'll still have a lot of options, especially if your GPA is respectable.

    Also, college admissions officers understand that there are sometimes circumstances which cause students to perform sub-par in school due to things like moving, deaths, etc. So you should be sure to explain your grades in your essays when you apply.
  • BDancerBDancer Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I haven't gotten my report card yet, but so far I know I have 3 Fs. History, Math, and English... I also don't know my G.P.A. yet.
  • BeautifulnightsBeautifulnights Registered User Posts: 648 Member
    Tell your parents - your new high school may not be the type of school for you. It might be in your interest to go to a less-challenging school if you're failing the majority of your classes.
    And I know you're asking for a 4-year university, but community college may be a good option for you.
  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Registered User Posts: 24,853 Senior Member
    Get tutoring, and talk to the teachers.

    If you can get at least C final grades, you still should be able to get into a 4-year college. If the transcript that your high school will send to colleges will contain your semester grades, also have your GC explain that your low grades last fall were related to transferring.
  • M's MomM's Mom Registered User Posts: 4,562 Senior Member
    All Fs? Something is seriously wrong here and getting into a four year college would not be my topmost concern for you right now. As a parent, this is the equivilent of a flashing red light and a siren. What is causing this sudden drop in grades? (I assume it's sudden or you'd not be writing in at this point). You need to find an adult whom you trust to talk to about your situation at home and at school. Once you have a better handle on what's happening in your life and what you need to do to take care of yourself, you can decide what your next steps should be.
  • BDancerBDancer Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Beautifulnights: I live in a crappy town with only one avaliable high school! I'll just have to deal with it. My old school was awsome we had free tutoring, and it was college prep. Community College sounds terrible UGH! I really don't want to go a CC! I'll do anything not to!!!

    Northstarmom: I'm sorry but my GC is rascist and honestly all the students say he doesn't care about their futures. I will look into getting some tutoring though.

    M's Mom: I can tell your someone's mother with your response to my situation..lol Its just the whole move and changes in my environment that is bugging me so much. I feel like giving up at this point. I'm the only one who cares about my future in my family!!
  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Registered User Posts: 24,853 Senior Member
    What classes are you carrying Fs in? There probably are students and parents here who can give you good advice on how to do better. Try posting in the Parents Forum, too. There are lots of informed, caring parents here who can help with this and advise you about your college plans. There are many students who have gotten help here because their GC and parents can't or won't help them.

    It may be that you moved from a low performing h.s. to a high performing one, and that's why you're behind. There are ways, however, that you can catch up. I know someone who eventually excelled after going through that in high school and later went to MIT for grad school.
  • BDancerBDancer Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I have Fs in ALL my CORE classes! I'll post my report card in the parents form when I get it.

    My old high was high performing trust me: The school I transferred from was a small college prep school in a big city, whose sole purpose was to make sure we attend and graduated college. It had a 98% graduation rate with 99% of our graduates going to college. We also had Corporate Work Study Program which means every student enrolled works one day each week at a corporate office as an intern. We had college counslers that helped us with college related materials such as essays and applications. Basically, I was pretty sure I was going to make it into college!

    The school that I transferred to has no type of college assistance classes or courses. Many of the students (in my demographic) drop out before they make it to graudation. Therefor I am on my own as far as finding my way to college. I feel so overwhelmed with the pressure to "make it happen" all by myself! I don't know what to do because all the ACT/SAT test cost money, and at my old school they paid for us to take those test.
  • amarkovamarkov Registered User Posts: 2,288 Senior Member
    To be brutally honest: if what you say is true, then you are having major, major problems. If you did even remotely well at a high performing high school, there is no way that it's just stress causing you to fail all your core classes. You NEED to get help; worry about your college chances later.
  • BDancerBDancer Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    amakov: HOW do I get help when the school I'm at now doesn't want to help me?! My guidance counselor thinks P.E. class is more important then an ACT prep class! He makes me feel bad for even asking him questions about my transcript or anything for that matter!! I'm screwed!!! I might as well just say ... my life and drop out now now ... :(
  • melin720melin720 Registered User Posts: 696 Member
    ^Look, just do your best!!!!! If you give it all you got, you have nothing to lose. Going to a community college isn't bad, either. You can start fresh and transfer to a 4-year. Trust me, don't give up now. You still have a lot of chances.

    Just do your best!! This advice helped me so much it's freakin' crazy.
  • MicrodogMicrodog Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    "I just got my report card back. Looked at it, all Fs! Took it to the teacher's desk. THROW SOME Ds ON THAT!" -Soulja Boy
  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Registered User Posts: 24,853 Senior Member
    Post on the parents forum. There is plenty of help there, and there are students who've posted there who've gotten into college because of the advice they've received from parents here.

    It is possible to get fee waivers to take the ACT/SAT. I'm sure there are parents who can tell you how to do that.
  • amarkovamarkov Registered User Posts: 2,288 Senior Member
    I didn't mean get help at school. There is clearly something else going on with your mind, and you need to figure out what it is.
  • melin720melin720 Registered User Posts: 696 Member
    BDancer, if you're falling down and there are no branches to grab, then just imagine it's a dream and you will wake up and start fresh.

    What I'm saying is, if you can't fix your situation no matter what, see if you can drop out of your junior year and start fresh as a junior again next year.

    I got transferred middle of the year myself twice in middle school and they weren't cool. So many unexpected crap happened. What I did was ask tremendous amount of questions to my teachers to get help, what to expect, create a plan, how to adapt, etc. I was able to pull through because I was persistent and did my best to solve the situation. It wasn’t one of those “never give up” situations; it was a “do EVERYTHING until the last card is played.” I don't believe in "never give up" either; there's always a limit and you have to see the reality.

    Most teachers are willing to help students who genuinely care about improving and learning. If they don't then they're complete asses who should be fired.
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