scared and frustrated here!

  1. This is my first semester back to school in 10 years and I decided to start by taking A&P I only, since it is so difficult and I also work full time and have 2 kids. I was carrying a definite B, possibly a B+. But then, October 30th, I had major surgery, namely a laproscopic cholecystectomy. I told my instructor far in advance (about 2 weeks beforehand) that I would be out for 2 weeks post-op and he told me he would "accomodate" me. The day before my surgery I talked to him and pressured him to be more specific and he told me I should plan on getting class notes from one of my classmates and that when I returned he would answer any questions I had but, and here is the big BUT.............I would not be allowed to make up any quizzes or tests while absent.
    I was so angry I went to the Dean of Students and told him my tale and he said "Sorry. I am sympathetic to your cause, however, the teacher is not required or obliged to allow you to make up any missed coursework."
    Needless to say, I went back to school November 14th to discover my worst fear had come true. Despite my best efforts to keep up in the textbook, I was lost! To add insult to injury, I missed a lab practical (very important) and 2 quizzes. I will be unable to make them up and now have to work my tail off to try and catch up. Hopefully I can salvage a C, but I have only until Nov. 28th to drop the class (with no refund of course). Do I stay with it, take my chances and try my damndest to do well on the final, or cut my losses by dropping the class? Either way I am going to have to retake the course if I don't get at least a C. I am so frustrated with this.
    Any help or advice you all can give me will be very appreciated. I don't know what to do.
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  3. by   Ortho_RN
    So how is he going to average those tests in??? As zero's or what... One of my old teachers had to do that for a girl who had surgery and he just figured her grades as is... Acted like those others didn't exist...
  4. by   Robin61970
    Does your school have a grade forgiveness policy? At my school if we do badly we can retake the course and the higher grade(if you get one) will go on your transcript in place of the other. That would be worth checking into.......If I thought I could salvage the grade I would stay in, BUT will you be prepared enough for A&P 2 if you barely squeak by? I would think about that too.....I would hate to lose the money, but.....would want to be prepared. What about auditing? Here you can audit the class.........sit in on the class w/o getting a grade then you retake it.........let us know what you decide

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scared and frustrated here!