Post # 1
I am a senior in college, I have always loved school. But I am so ready for it to be over. I am so angry right now because I am in a language class that is required, and is five credits. My professor told me at the end of the semester that I was getting an A-.
Well, I just checked my grade and it was, get this, a C+! With a five credit class, this is a serious, serious blow to my GPA. I am in tears. Not to mention, I got a D in another class because a stupid TA gave me a terrible grade on my midterm, which was worth half my grade, and then our professor cancelled our final.
I am trying to get into graduate school, and it doesn’t look great when you get a C+ and D your senior year. I have never, ever got grades like this and it just makes me sick. My GPA, in one semester, went from a 3.67 to a 3.15.
Post # 3
Why did he tell you that you were going to get an A- and then you got a C+?? That seems kind of mean! Im sorry 🙁
Post # 4
@ILikePink: Have you not already applied? When I applied to grad school, I did so in the fall, so they did not get to see those fall grades.
Post # 5
Did you try contacting the TA/prof that said you were supposed to get an A-, maybe it’s an error?
Also, are you able to retake the class you got a D in?
Post # 6
How did a TA give you a D? Also, if you’re sure you were supposed to get a different grade by the first instructor, you should pull out your syllabus. There should be a grading policy, and it would be a matter of recalculating your assignments and exams, if you find that you earned above a 79% then contact the instructor and talk to him about a grade change.
Post # 7
Senioritis!!! Been there, done that.
Retake the class–it should replace your grade. I’d also ask for details as to why you went from an expected A- to a C+…maybe you bombed a final or maybe, just maybe, there was a calculating error somewhere.
I don’t know if a D is passable for grad school if it’s a required class–it may really behoove you to retake it. If it’s not a required/major course, it probably isn’t as big of a deal. Depending on what you’re wanting to go to grad school for, a 3.2 should squeeze you by.
I had a few C’s in some (aka 2) 5-credit math classes and a C in organic and I’m pretty sure a C in analytical and still got into graduate school just fine =]
Post # 8
First off, i can totally relate. I was so over school during my senior year, but I finally gor through it. Some suggestions:
Go over your syllabus and calculate your grade yourself if you can, my BFF did this last semester when she got a B but thought she was sposed to get an A, and sure enough when she contacted the teacher about it, she did make a mistake and changed it.
Also, a D is not a passable grade to get into grad school, so if you didn’t retake it then you are not going to be able to use that credit towards graduation. In my undergrad, nothing below a C, not even a C-, was acceptable as passing. Thankfully, the lowest I ever got was a B-.
Post # 9
Yeah I was definitely ready for college to be over by Senior year. I actually really hated being in school and just wanted a full time job, I was sick of the social pressure to stay out every night until 3am, be at every event, etc. I LOVE being a real adult now and going by my own schedule and being able to say no to thing I actually don’t want to attend!
Post # 10
@crayfish- Up until this year, I planned on going to law school. So I took the LSAT, got a pretty great score, but then decided that I would rather go into academia. Unfortunately, by the time I realized that, it was late November, and grad school deadlines were already nearing/past. So I am going to work at my current employer for a year, apply to grad school and start the fall after next.
@BeeKiss2- My professor said that I could blame his “bad math” for the grade miscalculation. I went over it again and added it up myself, and it worked out to a C+. Lame. It’s Ojibwe, the hardest language to learn in the world, statistically. So it just sort of sucks all around.
@MissSteinbeck- Our TA graded our midterms, which were worth 30% of our grade originally. I got a perfect score on all my other assignments, but he gave me a D on the midterm. Also, he is an English Masters student, not even the subject of the class, so it really pissed me off that he was trusted to grade our papers about jurisprudence and the Supreme Court.
@ejs4y8- I can’t retake it, as I graduate in May, and the class is only offered fall semester.
@MrsSl2be- It counts towards my graduation, I already checked with my advisor. And I hope that these two low grades won’t block me from getting into grad school.