I got an A in multivariable calculus, but it wasn’t enough to get me in. I was told my GPA was .06 points below what was accepted this term. Even after the A I’m going to get in my AutoCAD class, I’ll still be .01 points below the cut off. It sucks to have worked this hard only to be rejected. Now I’m being pushed back not only the 6 months I have to wait to get into a university, but also another 3 months as I’ll have to finish in a fall semester after a summer break. This puts my scheduled graduation date around December 2011 at the soonest, with a decent chance at May 2012. I can’t help but think my whole life is going to end up in failure. By then I’ll be 26 and just entering the real world. I’ll be 4 years behind my peers.
What makes it worse, I’m not sure I can even get into the engineering programs until next fall as I try to boost my grades as quickly as possible. If I can’t, I certainly won’t be graduating until at least May 2012, if not later. With the way things are going, I’m almost wondering if I shouldn’t just change my major. If I do that, I may have the chance to graduate a least a semester earlier (assuming I don’t get accepted directly into the engineering school).
Life sucks right now. I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m planning on making a couple appointments this week with academic advisors at the JUCO I’m attending. I’m not sure how much they’ll be able to help me, but it’s just about the last option I’ve got.
At this point, there are only 4 classes I can take to try and boost my GPA: differential equations, physics 1, chemistry 1, and calculus 2. I’ve got C/C+’s in each of those and could definitely raise them to B+/A’s. If I do that, I’ll still be a little low on the calculus math, sceince, English and engineering grades needed to make it into the engineering school. My grades at Michigan in my engineering courses, as well as my several attempts at calc3/diffequ just drag my grade down horribly. Add that my grades in Chem Lab 1&2 at michigan can’t be raised by retaking them, I’m left scrambling to find courses that will raise that GPA.
I think next semester I’ll be retaking all 4 of those classes to boost my GPA and a technical writing class. That will most likely have me taking a combined 18 credits at two different JUCO’s. I’m also debating the idea of adding another class and bringing my credit hours up to 22.
While writing this, I took a break to look at what it would take to get my GPA up to the point where I could enroll in UH’s engineering school. I need an A in 50 credits of classes. That’s before I can even enroll. I think it’s time to find a new major. I’m so lost.