Post # 17
Have you gone to the doctor? Having a doctors note will significantly help your case. A lot of universities will let you drop courses due to medical issues that would prevent you from thriving in class. I would first go to the doctor and then go to the professor with your not followed by the registars office/dean if needed.
Post # 18
@ForeverBirds: Just calm down, and wait and see what he says when you get back to class! I’m sure he will give you some kind of option rather than just failing you.
Also a good idea, if possible, would be to get a doctor’s note. It may feel like a waste of a visit, but just having the note would help out a lot since that is an excused absence and he has to work with you. If you get a note and he still says no, I would take it to someone above him because there’s really no reason for him not to allow it. It would be different if you had nothing to prove you were sick. I’d also keep the email that you sent and his reply just in case.
Call your doctor! I needed an excuse to make up a test, I called mine up and told him I was sick that day blah blah blah, and he just faxed me a note. I’m not sure if your doctor would do that, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Post # 19
Everyone I know who has a scholarship has to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to keep receiving the money. I’ve noticed that getting an A in a class will barely raise your GPA, but getting a D in one will drastically decrease it. If she is a B average student, she probably has around a 3.0 to begin with, and a C or D could drop it just under that. I had a 3.35 GPA for my first semester, and a D in a class coupled with just average grades in my other classes during my second semester dropped it to below a 3.0. I’ve taken two semester’s worth of credits since then, and it’s just starting to creep back up to 3.0 again.
Post # 20
I would go and throw up on him if he’s gonna be such a butthead!! Don’t stress, get a doctors note and I’m sure you’ll be fine. Like others said maybe he has something else planned for Thursday. Don’t stress and focus on getting better.
Post # 21
@ForeverBirds: Email him back and thank him, and then ask him what your options are. If you have no other options, do the speech sick. I had a professor with a 0 makeup policy– it didn’t matter if you were in the ER or if your grandfather died (actual examples), your work was due when it was due. I dragged my butt to class sick as a dog, left class three times to get sick, but turned in the paper. As I left, he told me I was banned from the academic building for 48 hours, he would talk to my other professors to excuse me from my other classes, and should email him my paper (historically forbidden) because there is no way he was touching anything I touched. Had I emailed him for permission, the grade would have been a 0.
He may have another idea, may need a doctors note, or there may be something else you aren’t thinking of. If it is scholarship or a virus speech, do the speech sick. You may get physically sick during it, but it is worth the risk. Just sit far away from everyone.
Also, you have no idea how you will feel tomorrow. Go to bed, sleep until an hour before class, and do your best. My mom and boss (both professors) wouldn’t buy the “I’m too sick to go to class” more than 4 hours in advance.