Am I screwed? PLEASE HELP!

<p>So, I got accepted to a school which is not very competitive. Yet, it's one of my favorite schools, so I'm really happy I got accepted and I even paid the refundable deposit already. Anyways...sadly I failed History (F) in my first semester senior year. I'm not failing any other classes. My teacher says that he's 100% sure that if I do my best I can most certainly pass next semester, so I'm quite sure I will not fail my overall grade. I talked to my guidance counselor and she says it's not a problem because A) I'm not failing any other classes B) the school isn't very competitive. Is she right...? Is this semester grade going to ruin me or are the final grades going to be the ones that matter?</p>

<p>Sorry for the extremely long post.</p>

<p>Oh, and I'm doing the IB doing. And history is a higher level subject for me.</p>

<p>Well what school did you apply to? Is there a strong reason/circumstance why you failed that class(i.e. family problems,)?</p>

<p>^Ithaca College in NY. They accepted me already.</p>

<p>The only reason is b/c last year I was not having history, I was having business instead. But given that I would like to major in humanities, I decided to begin having history this year. So I lost the entire material from last year (since I wasn't in the class) and it just extremely to catch up. That's why.</p>

<p>Bump. Please help guys!</p>

<p>PLEASE! I really need help! :S</p>

<p>I would call Ithaca and ask them directly and be honest and upfront about the situation. Chances are you will be ok.</p>

<p>First, IC is a great school, congratulations.</p>

<p>Ok ... no college wants to revoke an acceptance, in all likelihood they will work with you to make sure that you can attend.</p>

<p>Now -- most colleges ask for mid-semester grades for all applicatants. So, I will assume that they will see this grade. In this case, I think the best thing you can do is be proactive.</p>

<p>Call someone at admissions. Let them know what has happened, and why. Let them know that you expect to pass for the year, and find out what their policy is. It may be that with one bad grade, they won't revoke an admission, even if you don't improve. It may be that they want you to do something, and they'll tell you what. In any event, if you show them you are taking responsibility for your actions.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>^ May I ask...what makes you think I'll be ok? I'm sorry, I just wanna feel better :P</p>

<p>I think you will be ok because it is only one class and assuming you have A's and B's in all other classes they will know you are not a slacker and this is an exception. Just explain to them about not having history last year. Also, when they see your mid year grades, depending on how your school sends them, they may only see the combined grades of 1st and 2nd quarter.</p>

<p>^ Thank you guys. You are making me feel better! :)</p>

<p>I think it's ok because it's one class. I also really think that Colleges do not want to rescind an acceptance (for many many reasons).</p>

<p>Also, my experience in life is that if one admits to a problem, people are usually willing to help you work through it if they can.</p>

<p>^Thanks :)</p>