I failed college again. What now?
March 20, 2007 6:58 PM Subscribe
What do I do now? I haven't attended a class since sometime in February. Do I try to go to every class from now on, or just chill out until May since I've already screwed myself. Again.
posted by cellojoe to Education (39 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm at UT Dallas
, which is apparently difficult to get into (51% admitted) and I, for what ever reason, can't make myself go to class. Even when I do wake up in time to go, I find reasons (poor ones) to justify to myself why I won't go (like "I'll be late anyway" or "I'm not prepared"). As the semester progresses it get easier to justify to myself why I won't go ("it's useless, I won't pass now no matter what"). I did the EXACT same thing last semester and have a GPA of 0.00. I had to talk to an advisor in December to convince him to let me back in school. And I've failed. Again. I've thought seriously about joining the Coast Guard to build self-discipline (of which, I have 0.00) and to get IT training
. Hopefully I'll make enough money in the CG to pay back the scholarship that I got for my SAT score. I told my family that I'd do better this time, and I didn't. I've failed college, my mom, dad, uncle, girlfriend, and myself. I'm least concerned that I failed myself. I don't
want to end up like my parents (neither went to college, both are making <$25k each).