I am currently enrolled at a university at North Carolina, with a newly declared psychology major (recently switched from Chemistry), following the Pre-Dental track, and a Photography minor. We just got our grades back today. Me being me, I waited until the last minute of the night to check how my grades were because I was just to anxious to see the outcome. I was nervous because I had not been doing too well in a 3 credit class as well as the 1 credit lab that went in conjunction with the course. I was also worried because I was and am afraid that I am going to lose my scholarship at this university. Is this possible? Could my scholarship be revoked?
I went to check my grades immediately after dinner, and came to see scores/grades that I did not want. My heart immediately sunk. I currently have a 2.6 GPA for this first semester of my freshman year. Is this something I need to worry about? In addition to this, I got a C+ for my Chem Lab and a D for my Chem Lecture. I had really thought I had done well in my Chem Lecture final, but seeing as how the outcome turned out, I guess my prediction was wrong. As a Pre-Dentistry student, these classes are required courses that I take to fulfill the Pre-Dental track. Also, at my university specifically, in order to pass we must have a minimum of a C- at the end of the semester. Should be worried if I have this low of a score in these two classes? What do I do? How do I compensate for these low grades?
I'm so sorry for rambling, but I'm just really anxious because this is the first set of "bad" grades I've gotten. In high school my cumulative GPA was a 3.6 (unweighted) and chemistry was my favorite subject. Recently, near the end of the semester and close to finals week, I had switched my major from Chemistry to Psychology. I switched because I was already not doing well in these two classes and I did not want that to reflect badly upon me being that it was my major at the time. Also, I realized that I had fallen out of love with Chemistry, and that my passion for this subject had been over justified. I think the stress from figuring all of this out as well as the stress from the other classes may have added to the already "heavy" set of stress and anxiety I put on myself when studying for my Chem final. Now that I have looked at my grades, I am starting to get even more worried and anxious, especially since I have not yet told my parents.
Is my life over? (Because it feels like it is) Any tips/tricks on how to deal with all of this? Anything at all? I must sound really over dramatic, my apologies. I just really need some advice and I'm not sure who to talk to about this.
I would really appreciate if I could get some advice ASAP because I really need to make myself a plan.