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University is giving me ulcers! They dropped the wrong class from my GPA!

  1. May 24, 2009 #1
    Once again, this stupid university is frustrating me beyond all end. First, I had a death in the family and missed two crucial weeks of a class. They make exceptions for family deaths and I retook the class, but then they decided to make me submit 'proof' that someone who was like a parent to me dying 'impacted [my] performance' in the class.

    NOW I submitted a petition to drop a small one-credit honors section of a CS course, got the approval of the instructor and the department. The main class is four credits and I earned an A in that class. They sent me back an email and they approve my drop FOR THE MAIN CLASS! I hate the administration here. I'm worrying myself silly now. I sent them an email saying that there has been a mistake and how I could fix it but if they start dicking around and tell me that it can't be done or that I need to submit mounds of extra paperwork and hours of playing phone-tag, I'm going to cry. This always happens and I am so sick of working my *** off only to have to jump through hoops and beg for legitimate actions from this department. I'm so worried now that I've been trying to fall asleep for five and a half hours as of now and no luck :(
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  4. May 24, 2009 #3
    I had been wishing that for the past 5 hours, finally going to sleep now :biggrin: after failing to finish up some homework problems.
  5. May 24, 2009 #4


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    First things first, take a deep breath and calm down.

    What you're experiencing is standard in academic administration departments. It seems they've just made a mistake with which class they've removed-- a problem that will likely be resolved by your email. Wait and see if you have a positive reply. If you don't then I would go to you academic advisor and ask for his/her advice. It's more than likely that they will be able to petition the admin dept for you, and thus resolve things quicker. It seems like lots of people on here with problems like this don't bother talking to their advisor. I would urge people to do more of this: that's what he/she is there for!

    Finally, you should tell yourself that this really isn't that big of a deal. It will get sorted sometime in the future, and really isn't worth staying awake and worrying over!
  6. May 24, 2009 #5


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    Listen to cristo! The important thing is that somehow these types of mistakes always manage to get resolved, even if it takes extra paperwork. It's really not worth worrying a lot and giving yourself ulcers about.
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