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in DEEP TROUBLE, PLEASE HELP!!

Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 6:16 pm

i am in some deep shit now. I need your help. Please give me suggestions.

I was lucky enough to get into a t20 school in feburary. But since i slacked off really badly and a few weeks ago i found that i actually failed one of my last courses and now i am half credit short on graduation. I understand i have to graduate to attend school this sept. I am thinking of finishing a summer course and graduate in november. But then my offer will probably be revoked.

is there any way out of this????

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Postby romothesavior » Sun May 30, 2010 6:20 pm

airfrance87 wrote:i am in some deep shit now. I need your help. Please give me suggestions.

I was lucky enough to get into a t20 school in feburary. But since i slacked off really badly and a few weeks ago i found that i actually failed one of my last courses and now i am half credit short on graduation. I understand i have to graduate to attend school this sept. I am thinking of finishing a summer course and graduate in november. But then my offer will probably be revoked.

is there any way out of this????


Why would taking the class over the summer result in a November graduation? Can't you graduate in August?

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 6:21 pm

romothesavior wrote:

Why would taking the class over the summer result in a November graduation? Can't you graduate in August?


in the school i am going to right now, it is either june or november graduation. no august.

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Postby LAWLAW09 » Sun May 30, 2010 6:33 pm

Not sure if this is the case with your school, but usually prof can change grades up until a semester or two (maybe more) after a particular class has ended. Might want to put your energy into this option for as long as it takes or until you approach a deadline that eliminates this option. All you need is one yes.

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 6:45 pm

LAWLAW09 wrote:Not sure if this is the case with your school, but usually prof can change grades up until a semester or two (maybe more) after a particular class has ended. Might want to put your energy into this option for as long as it takes or until you approach a deadline that eliminates this option. All you need is one yes.


i am definitely trying that. The prof is a complete hardass though. He said the only option is to petition and the process is ongoing right now. I dont like my chances. I told the prof about how important this is and he still doesn't give a damn. Man i am really desperate now. This is very bad.

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Postby OGR3 » Sun May 30, 2010 6:48 pm

Go back in time and develop a work ethic.

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Postby trkmantis2 » Sun May 30, 2010 6:59 pm

Hmm, is wrong to just ask the law school for a deferral?

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:01 pm

trkmantis2 wrote:Hmm, is wrong to just ask the law school for a deferral?


do you think they will ask me about this episode after a year if i get a deferral? I mean will they care if i graduated late for a few months?

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Postby A'nold » Sun May 30, 2010 7:08 pm

I seriously doubt just b/c the school has only two GRADUATION dates that this means you aren't GRADUATED when you finish in August.

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Postby 06132010 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:11 pm

airfrance87 wrote:
trkmantis2 wrote:Hmm, is wrong to just ask the law school for a deferral?


do you think they will ask me about this episode after a year if i get a deferral? I mean will they care if i graduated late for a few months?


they will if it's because you failed a class.

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Postby trkmantis2 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:15 pm

I don't think most schools will care as long as (1) you disclose, and (2) your GPA doesn't drop significantly. But every program has different polices on deferrals, so I'd suggest exhausting every option at your undergrad, then contacting the law school.

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:18 pm

trkmantis2 wrote:I don't think most schools will care as long as (1) you disclose, and (2) your GPA doesn't drop significantly. But every program has different polices on deferrals, so I'd suggest exhausting every option at your undergrad, then contacting the law school.


by disclosing, do you mean disclose next year when i submit final transcript? or disclose when i ask for a deferral?

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:18 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:
airfrance87 wrote:
trkmantis2 wrote:Hmm, is wrong to just ask the law school for a deferral?


do you think they will ask me about this episode after a year if i get a deferral? I mean will they care if i graduated late for a few months?


they will if it's because you failed a class.


arghhh damn...i am so dead.

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Postby James Bond » Sun May 30, 2010 7:20 pm

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Oh yea...this trouble's deep

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Postby voice of reason » Sun May 30, 2010 7:21 pm

Talk to the appropriate academic advisor or dean at your school (likely the "Dean of Students"). They deal with screwups like this every year. As has been noted in the thread, the appropriate remedy is to take a summer class and then get your degree with an effective date of August. It's hard to believe your school would screw you over with a November date.

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Postby 06132010 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:23 pm

airfrance87 wrote:arghhh damn...i am so dead.


you might be. I'd get in touch with the law school ASAP and figure out what your options are.

is there any way you could get the professor to change your grade?

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:23 pm

voice of reason wrote:Talk to the appropriate academic advisor or dean at your school (likely the "Dean of Students"). They deal with screwups like this every year. As has been noted in the thread, the appropriate remedy is to take a summer class and then get your degree with an effective date of August. It's hard to believe your school would screw you over with a November date.


thanks, i think i will do asap. Do you think they can offer me much help? and do you think an effective august graduation date would be ok with the law school?

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:25 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:
you might be. I'd get in touch with the law school ASAP and figure out what your options are.


i am scared shitless to do that. Do you think i should? i mean they might revoke the offer right away.


airfrance87 wrote:is there any way you could get the professor to change your grade?


the only thing left i have for that damn prof is sucking his dick now. I seriously tried everything and explained how important this is. He just wouldn't change his mind and now it is being petitioned.

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Postby prezidentv8 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:27 pm

airfrance87 wrote:is there any way you could get the professor to change your grade?


the only thing left i have for that damn prof is sucking his dick now. I seriously tried everything and explained how important this is. He just wouldn't change his mind and now it is being petitioned.[/quote]

Kinda foolish on your part to fail the class, but pretty douchey by the prof too. Best of luck with that stubborn shit.

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Postby A'nold » Sun May 30, 2010 7:28 pm

A'nold wrote:I seriously doubt just b/c the school has only two GRADUATION dates that this means you aren't GRADUATED when you finish in August.


Hello? The greatest overlooked advice on this entire thread?

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:28 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
Kinda foolish on your part to fail the class, but pretty douchey by the prof too. Best of luck with that stubborn shit.


sigh, i can't blame him. it is all my fault. He might be a merciless son of a bitch. but he has every right to be one.

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Postby James Bond » Sun May 30, 2010 7:29 pm

A'nold wrote:
A'nold wrote:I seriously doubt just b/c the school has only two GRADUATION dates that this means you aren't GRADUATED when you finish in August.


Hello? The greatest overlooked advice on this entire thread?


My post > Your post

duh

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Postby airfrance87 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:29 pm

A'nold wrote:
A'nold wrote:I seriously doubt just b/c the school has only two GRADUATION dates that this means you aren't GRADUATED when you finish in August.


Hello? The greatest overlooked advice on this entire thread?


i am confused on that too. Like if i only get my graduate certificate in november...will law school accept my august transcript?

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Postby Mattalones » Sun May 30, 2010 7:32 pm

First step: Explain to professor your were going through something that prevented you from doing your work (this is true even if it was just senioritous). Explain what is riding on passing this course. Tell him/her that you will write a kickass paper/rock exam (biggest one from course) if the professor will just consider changing grade to passing (even if it is your schools minimum passing grade).

Don't worry about anything else until you do this because you're waisting time ... get moving!

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Postby Icculus » Sun May 30, 2010 7:33 pm

airfrance87 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
A'nold wrote:I seriously doubt just b/c the school has only two GRADUATION dates that this means you aren't GRADUATED when you finish in August.


Hello? The greatest overlooked advice on this entire thread?


i am confused on that too. Like if i only get my graduate certificate in november...will law school accept my august transcript?


Graduation is nothing but a ceremony, the important part of the degree is getting the credits done. If your credits are done in August, you should have a graduation/completion date of August. When I got my Master's degree I didn't even attend graduation, and didn't get the diploma for two years because BU is apparently incompetent when it comes to mailings. The degree is complete when the classes are complete.




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