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Should I clarify my D grade?

sherry18sherry18 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited December 2013 in College Admissions
I got a D in class because there was an unforeseen circumstance that caused me to not send in an important paper. I explained to my professor why and that I needed more time to finish it - it is a 100% valid reason - and he said yes, but he would penalize me by cutting my final grade to a C. I didn't want a C - I worked really hard in the class and would've gotten an A if it wasn't for that last paper... Anyway, I'm taking the class now again to make up the D. Should I clarify why the D is there in my UC additional comments essay, or should I just let my new A grade that will be updated in Jan do the talking?
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Replies to: Should I clarify my D grade?

  • mitchklongmitchklong Registered User Posts: 813 Member
    Not totally clear what is happening here but if the grade shows up on your transcript the school will see it and an explanation would help.
  • randomuseridrandomuserid Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Yes, I would definitely do so if I were you. Include the specific reason not "an unforeseen circumstance" because it could mean an unexpected vacation or a death
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 36,344 Super Moderator
    So you Chose not to hand in your paper after being warned a late submittal would reduce your grade... How do you think that will fly?
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