Does any one have any advice for talking to your professor change your grade from an F to a passing grade? First, I don't feel entitled that the professor should change my grade, but it would be nice to try. It was my second time taking this electric engineering course and my only failed course. I took it the first time in 2nd year, and now I'm in my 4th and final year. It is a core course of my program, but I am in software not electrical. I was doing very well before the final. I had ~90% and the class average was ~60%. However, you need to pass the final to pass the course. The course mark is 50% for final and 50% for the other exams. I have a good overall GPA of 3.8, so I am a hard worker. Although, I was not in 2nd year. I don't know my exam mark because my final mark will not include the final since I failed. I get 90% * 50% = 45%. But I know it is bad. I believe I know my material well and could perform well on the final if taken again. I just did not perform well when I needed to. The final was a lot harder than the midterms and what I expected. Unfortunately, I paniced. I kept thinking what would happen if I failed again and that this was going to be like 2nd year again. Then I got anxious and couldn't think properly. It's embarrassing because I have had many hard exams before and responded fine. I know I will have to improve at handling pressure better. So those are my excuses. I'd word it differently to my professor. But do you think I have any case for a better mark? Any advice as well?