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Very bad sophomore year for an EE major

  1. Apr 30, 2007 #1
    Right now I am doing very bad in a few courses, ones that count too.

    I failed Hon. Calc 3 last semester and now I am failing two more courses, Circuit Theory II and Logic Works this semester.

    I am going to end up deleting these grades and retaking them. I know that I can get atleast a B and probably even an A when I retake all three of these courses.

    Lately, I have just been very stressed out about many things.

    My question is how bad does it look to employers and a Masters application if one repeats a few failed courses but ends up doing very well after the repeats?

    How worried should I be?
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2007
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  3. Apr 30, 2007 #2
    I'd be more worried that you can't spell "sophomore".
  4. Apr 30, 2007 #3
    Thats why they have spell check!

    I'm a horriable speller, but it doesn't stop me. <--look at that spelled horiable worng twice oh noes hah.

    Before typing an e-mail or sending a message to someone important spell check it.


    So you can get an F in a course, and retake that course and the F is deleted off your transcript? Or are you saying your going to drop the course then retake?
  5. Apr 30, 2007 #4
    The F stays on the transcript, it just wont count towards the GPA.

    Lets assume I end up with a 3.5 GPA after I graduate with a Masters (they have a 5 year program).

    The only flaw on the transcript is this sophomore year which shows me getting the few Fs but right next to it is the A or B that I get after the repeat.
  6. Apr 30, 2007 #5
    God i wish my school had that!

    I really don't have any advice though because i'm not sure how hard it is to get into a school to get your masters. Nor do I know what employers think. But from my experience at a job interview, they just look at the GPA on your resume later they will look at your transcripts but by then your already very far in the interviewing process and I doubt they would care but who knows.
  7. Apr 30, 2007 #6
    Thankyou for your input. You have relieved my worries somewhat and I will be able to sleep tonight. :)
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