10/24/2009 - I need non-SP advice, please help.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I was accepted into graduate school as a "provisional" student. Meaning, I didn't meet their qualifications and I was on a probation type thing. I have to get all B's this semester or I get kicked out of graduate school. Yes. Kicked out and done for.
As of right now I have a struggling C in Forest Ecology. (A 70%, the lowest possible) and I need an 80%, the lowest B possible.
We've only had one exam out of 3 and only 1 lab out of 4. We also haven't had any of the three homework assignments.
Meaning I still have 2 exams, 3 labs and 3 homeworks to score well on....you'd think I have plenty of time to make up my grade.
If I think I'm not going to cut it, I can withdraw from the class and get a "W" on my transcript and NOT get kicked out.
There is a withdraw deadline, November 9th.
The problem is my 2nd exam is Nov 6th!! 3 days before the deadline, which means I have to decide NOW if I think I can make it.
If I think I can pull it off.
If I think I can get a B.
I have to decide now, based on my one, single exam.
Do I risk it?
Is this too major to risk??
Should I play it safe and withdraw and then I'm stuck an extra semester?
Should I stay in the course, and if I get a "C".....I accept it?
Do I stay in the course and by positive mindset, PASS??
What Do I Do??????
EDIT: My exam is the NINTH and my withdraw date is the SIXTH. Withdraw is BEFORE the next exam!!!