I have really bad grade when I first started college and now it's hard fixing them

  1. When I first started school in 2012 I did really poor. I realized I want to go into nursing school 2 years ago, but fixing my screwed up grades has taken a toll to the point I want to give up. But every time I think about doing it I get motivated again. And then when a class goes wrong once again, I take a break. Plus I have to pay out of pocket because financial aid was revoked from doing so badly. So I know I did this to myself but how can I really pick up the pieces and fix this???! It's extremely hard. I wish I did better and I didn't mess up because I like to party and goofy off. I have real life struggles with money, family illnesses and list of things. I keep thinking if I push through this I can look back and say I've overcame a lot to tell the next person in my shoes. I just need to know where to start.
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  3. by   northmississippi
    Before I applied for nursing school, I had a business degree and wasnt a top student. I went back and retook all the prereqs so that I would have a high gpa and i retook the act as well. It took some doing and a few semesters but It worked out for me. Take your anatomy class last.
  4. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from agpholen9219
    And then when a class goes wrong once again, I take a break.
    Why do the classes keep going wrong?
  5. by   littleboyboo
    Things happen in life, but the college honestly doesn't care. It's sad to say, but they don't.

    Never mind you have children or work a full time job, you receive the traditional grade without any curve whatsoever.

    You know what I find odd, most colleges are liberal and they claim to care about this and that issue among humanity, but they're sure not liberal at understanding adults live in an adult world. As far as financial aid, I've had my go with them several times. Yes, they're strict and whatever hard time you're having is none of their business.

    You could be laying in the hospital about dead, and the way FA challenges people . . . they don't care.

    You can do this! Get back up and start fighting the good fight with lots of studying! Retake subjects that you failed below a B- at least. Your GPA can return to good standing.
    You have to stick to your dream and you alone.

    Good luck!
  6. by   Wannabenurseneko
    I have a similar problem but until you I started out very well in college getting a 3.0 ,but now for the first time I will get an F in my classes , I might have to pay out of pocket. Before I retake this class I'm trying to find new ways to study, that will help me get a better grade my class. But right now I have an F.
  7. by   RowzyO
    I've have been through a similar situation. Many years ago I started taking classes at my local community college with the hopes that it would help to keep my mind off the rough patch in life that I was currently going through. I should have waited till my issues were dealt with and I was more motivated and focused. About 2 years ago after a lot of growing up I decided to go back to school and pursue my hope of becoming a nurse. I soon realized that It might not be as easy as I had hoped it would be because of my low GPA, but with some planning and hard work it payed off as I will soon begin nursing school.

    I would suggest talking to a counselor at school, most schools that offer a nursing program will have somebody who deals with current and pre-nursing students. They will know what you would need to do in order to help your chances of getting in. Many if not all colleges have an option that allows you to retake classes that you received a D or F in and allow you to petition to have the lower grades not counted into your GPA (although they will not be erased entirely.) Don't take a full course load. Taking one class a semester allows for you to concentrate your efforts to ensure a better grade even if it takes you longer to complete all of your prerequisites. It will be worth it in the end. Hope this helps.
  8. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from littleboyboo
    Things happen in life, but the college honestly doesn't care. It's sad to say, but they don't.

    Never mind you have children or work a full time job, you receive the traditional grade without any curve whatsoever.
    Do you really mean to say that grading should be more lenient for people who have children and/or jobs, than for full time students? That seems incredibly unfair to the latter. They shouldn't be punished for not taking on the demands of children and/or work while going to school.
  9. by   turtleki
    whatever personal issues you may have they must be put on a back burner. Come to school and crush it. In life no one cares (coming from a good place, I've been there trust), you have to be resilient and determined no matter what. If issues are too much to focus take a break from school, it can really difficult digging yourself out the hole but it is doable .

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