I'm freaking out. Just a lot….

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

well….you’re sick & you can’t go. i would try not to worry about it too much right now and see what the options he gives are. maybe there’s some kind of other assignment you can do or something.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@ForeverBirds:  If he didn’t have any other options for you, he wouldn’t have said “we’ll discuss your options in class”. I’m sure he’s not going to just give you a zero. Just calm down and relax or else your virus isn’t going to go away. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@ForeverBirds:  You definitely need to get a medical excuse for your absence. Drag yourself to the doctor tomorrow if you have to.

If you have a medical excuse, he can’t NOT let you make it up in some way.

Post # 6
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36 posts
Newbee

Go get a doctor’s note! It may come in handy if you have to prove you were actually sick and not just playing hooky!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@ForeverBirds:  Ask for clarification on other options.  It’s possible he can’t just let you do it Thursday because he’s only slotted so much time or something.

Would a doctor’s note help?

Worst (best?) case scenario, you could always show up and puke on his shoes…

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Most universities have a policy that if you are sick (and it can be documented), professors are not allowed to penalize you. I would check in your syllabus and see if this is the case. Don’t freak out just yet!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Im sure there are acctual options, not just a “sorry you get a zero.” I bet he will let you make it up during his office hours even, there may even be other students in your situation where you can all get together and make the speech up. I do agree with PP though, go to a doctor or on campus physician to at least get a note, that way you have all of your bases covered. Everything is going to be okay! 🙂 Feel better soon!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Definitely go to the doctor. At my college most teachers won’t let you make anything up without one. But once you have one they are fine.

Post # 11
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Sea Ranch Lodge

Honestly, it sounds like you’re overreacting. Assuming you don’t have a bad relationship, I doubt he meant “You will get a 0 and fail the class.”

He probably just wants to discuss some alternatives with you. You’re letting him know in advance, which most people appreciate.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Get to a doctor tomorrow so you can have a note just in case. I think you’re thinking too much into this though. I’m sure it will be okay! Get some rest and don’t stress about this.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Get a doctor’s note. Talk to your professor to see what options you have. If he doesn’t give you a chance to make up the grade, you can go to the Dean or chair of the speech department to help resolve the issue since you can’t work it out with the teacher. I highly recommend talking to your teacher first, but if need be, escalate it as far as you need. 

Post # 14
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4076 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely go to a doctor or your campus health service so you can “prove” you were sick.

Post # 15
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2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

How would one class drop your GPA to the extent that you’d lose your scholarship? Are you already on probation for it?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

I totally get your nervousness. I would react the same way, but I think we’d both be overreacting.

He was completely rude and thoughtless with his email, especially after you expressed your concern.

I agree with PPs – go to the doctor in case he continues to be a jerk.

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