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Struggling in college

PrecognitionPrecognition Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
edited October 2010 in College Confidential Cafe
First I'd like to admit that I'm not like the average college confidential poster, I am not a genius; I lack discipline and focus.

I promised myself I'd concentrate at the very first second of college, but little did I expect the vast amount of distractions around me. I was disoriented by the attractive girls around me, the college nightlife and various other amusements that I should have stayed away from.

Now, with half the semester over, I'm pretty sure I'm failing 2 classes.

Calculus w/ Applications & Human Biology.

Now the unfortunate part is that I was fully capable of achieving an A in Human Biology. The topics are not too difficult to learn and the workload is very reasonable.

Calculus w/ Applications is on a whole other level though, one that's very high to achieve.

The good news is that I have an A in Economics and B's in Philosophy and Creative Writing. I'm very confident that I can achieve at least an A- in Philosophy.

So the question is, with half of the semester wizzed by and my grades already desolated, is it reasonable to aim for a 3.0 minimum GPA?

I understand that I have no one to blame by myself for my short-comings, but I can't feel depressed and lost with this dilemna.

I come from a socio-economically challenged family and my mom would be crushed to see these grades.
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Replies to: Struggling in college

  • yuriart10yuriart10 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • MereMomMereMom Registered User Posts: 678 Member
    Have you considered dropping the calc class and putting all your extra time into bringing up your bio grade? One W on a transcript won't be too devastating, and then you can concentrate on what you are doing right, rather than wallowing in "failure."

    Make sure you have learned your lesson going forward, and get committed for the rest of the semester (step bak from the distractions until you are back on your feet in bio).
  • aspire2011aspire2011 Registered User Posts: 505 Junior Member
    ^Good advice.
  • LindrosLindros Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I am in the same boat as you man and really stressed just drop he class....
  • bloodybritbloodybrit Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    If it is too late to withdraw you should check with the schools website or ask the faculty/ Staff if your school has a policy to retake the class. Some schools allow the students to retake a class or several classes and the new grade and hours (credits) will replace the old grade and hours (credits).
  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 25,538 Senior Member
    You also should find out if it is possible to take an Incomplete for one of the classes. This would mean you could finish up the work for that class over the winter vacation, or in the spring term.
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