I don't see myself doing anything in life but in the health related field. Starting this fall, I will be a Sophomore. I only have to take about 6 more prerequisite classes, so far I have taken 56 units/credits. Right now I'm reaching for a BSN but my dream job is to be a anesthesia nurse.
My overall GPA right now is a 3.7. I already have TWO "B" and one "B+". I got the B+ in English 102 (always been my weakness), "B" in Political Science and this upper division Philosophy class that I have to take to graduate. That is way too many B and I'm terrified of telling my parents about this because they will probably threaten to kick me out of the house and stop paying for my tuition. I will be turning 19 by December of this year but I highly doubt that minimum wage can keep me alive with rent and bills i would have to pay if I were to be kicked out.
Ugh, I can not explain this feeling of regret with words. When I got my first B I promised myself that I would only get one B in my whole college career, but now everything is just going down the drain. I remember talking to our family friend, a Medical Doctor, about grades and universities, and he said to never get a "B" because college is serious business; it will follow you for the rest of your life unlike high school grades.
Of course I could probably take some whatever easy classes to pull my overall GPA up, but I'm in a rush to finish school because there's a lot of conflict and negativity at home that I just want to escape from as soon as I can support myself.
Please, is there any hope for me with this many "B"s? I plan to go all the way into getting a Masters, but perhaps I am just not smart enough or cut out for this road?
Dang, I'm sorry you're going through that. B's are far from being "bad grades," and it sounds like your family is seriously overreacting. A B here and there is not a big deal, as it still signifies performance at a consistently high level. So don't stress over them, even if your parents do.
I agree with the PP who said to look into living on campus or renting an apartment with some roommates. My family is very much the same as what your sounds like (lots of drama, no support, etc.), and I became an RA to get the free room and board. My grades actually improved a whole lot once I was away from all of that, so you may be able to eliminate those B's anyway. And it's totally worth looking into for your own peace of mind - a lot can change when you don't have that negativity roaring in your ear all the time.
Good luck to you.
Last edit by NightNerd on Sep 15, '12
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