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So tommorow I start 2nd semester of my 1st year in college and i m pretty optimistic about it despite the trainwreck that was 1st semester. I was told collge is a whole new ball game then high school but me being me and breezing thru highschool without studying or doing half my homework thought little of it. I managed to fail 2 classes and drop another. I hated my roomate and needed to switch and even tho I do have a few friends have yet to find anyone I really liked. I'm sure I'm not the only person who went thru this and I'm just curious to see whateveryone has to say.
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My first college semester it started out well and ended up miserable. That was January~February of last year and two worst months of that year that I can remember.
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Mine was terrible like yours lol.. School is terrible in general. I don't use 90% of the things i've learned in daily use.
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First day of my new semester: me grinning like an idiot in front of my two professors. They knew I didn't get my winter assignments done.

Then they gave me extensions on all of them because I tried so hard in the first semester .. I was all like ..



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School was just a small part of what made those months hard. I do not wish to talk about the other reasons.
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B
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B+

My grades pretty much.

Could have gotten a A in English instead of B but I was too much of a lacker.
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My first semester was completely horrible and not how I wanted it to turn out - it's almost on the same level with my feelings toward high school. Oh gosh, high school >.>

Yeah, in the first semester, I switched classes three times before I finally found a course that I know I'll like for this semester (computer science!). On the topic of friends... Well, I've met some pretty cool people that I'm friends with, but they're all mostly so serious that I don't feel like they're the type of friends I want (ones that I can call randomly, complain about my day, and make random plans with and all that).

Oh, and my marks have dropped so much in this first year that I don't even mention that I get my tests back to my parents. I seriously failed my first test in one class, and have now just barely passed the second test of the same class. The worst part is that to stay in the program I have to pass with a 67% or higher, so if 67% is passing then you can basically say I've failed two out of three of my tests. I'm not even going to think about that final exam. Oh wait, I just did. And now I'm sad.

What's almost worse is that one of the big reasons why I failed my first test was because I was so focused in being involved in a lot of clubs on campus, but I've only stayed on two out of the casual five I've scoured to find. Oi.

And before I finish my post, I just reread yours (OP) and I have to ask: why is your college's second semester starting on a Tuesday?? Or maybe you're in a different time zone, making tomorrow Monday... ?
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Doughboy1212 wrote:

So tommorow I start 2nd semester of my 1st year in college and i m pretty optimistic about it despite the trainwreck that was 1st semester. I was told collge is a whole new ball game then high school but me being me and breezing thru highschool without studying or doing half my homework thought little of it. I managed to fail 2 classes and drop another. I hated my roomate and needed to switch and even tho I do have a few friends have yet to find anyone I really liked. I'm sure I'm not the only person who went thru this and I'm just curious to see whateveryone has to say.


If you can't pass GE classes with at least a B+ (86%) then you are in trouble, seriously (you too Renactually). General Ed classes are really easy. It's totally understandable to bomb a semester for a bunch of different reasons, but if you can't pull a 3.0 average your second semester then you are wasting time and racking up debt. Plus, every C, D, or F you get just drags you down even more, and you will have to re-take all the D and F classes. You may be better served by dropping out and waiting until you are more mature, then entering an open enrollment college. Don't feel bad if this is the case; the human brain isn't fully mature until until we are 25. It is so much easier to think when you're not a teenager anymore! Also, teenagers struggle with basic life skills (like roommate problems and joining too many clubs) that adults are much better at managing.

If you can buckle down and get at least B's in everything, then hang in there, but don't do it unless you can. It's like getting into a bad mortgage - get out before you get too far behind the payments. I'm not trying to be critical, as I have personal experience with both failure and success in college. I bombed a semester and dropped out of college in my sophomore year, then went back and finished my BS as an adult and single parent. Since then I've taught college chemistry and biology, and am now working on a doctorate in neuropharmacology.
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I did well in my first semester of first year . Like everyone else, I was constantly told how hard college would be while I was in high school, so I studied hard at the beginning and actually relaxed a bit as the semester went on.

To the above poster, if you can pass all your courses through fourth year, even if all your grades are C's, I think you should stick it out. Does depend on your tuition though... like my university only charges $6000 a year for tuition (public).
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I don't know yet, come back to me in a year or two.
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I love university. It's been so fun but the work in the first year is easy. That is the only thing I feel uneasy about
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renactually wrote:

My first semester was completely horrible and not how I wanted it to turn out - it's almost on the same level with my feelings toward high school. Oh gosh, high school >.>

Yeah, in the first semester, I switched classes three times before I finally found a course that I know I'll like for this semester (computer science!). On the topic of friends... Well, I've met some pretty cool people that I'm friends with, but they're all mostly so serious that I don't feel like they're the type of friends I want (ones that I can call randomly, complain about my day, and make random plans with and all that).

Oh, and my marks have dropped so much in this first year that I don't even mention that I get my tests back to my parents. I seriously failed my first test in one class, and have now just barely passed the second test of the same class. The worst part is that to stay in the program I have to pass with a 67% or higher, so if 67% is passing then you can basically say I've failed two out of three of my tests. I'm not even going to think about that final exam. Oh wait, I just did. And now I'm sad.

What's almost worse is that one of the big reasons why I failed my first test was because I was so focused in being involved in a lot of clubs on campus, but I've only stayed on two out of the casual five I've scoured to find. Oi.

And before I finish my post, I just reread yours (OP) and I have to ask: why is your college's second semester starting on a Tuesday?? Or maybe you're in a different time zone, making tomorrow Monday... ?



Not as bad as being told by your own counselor to look into something else.

Good Luck! Hope Everything works out for you.
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My first semester went pretty well. I like college ALOT better than high school for sure. I start my second semester next Monday.
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Bleh. First semester of college ,which was 3 years ago, started out good but ended up horrible. Was doing game programming and all my games came up quite easy with no bugs or glitches. Then when working on my final project, so many bugs came up that I couldn't finish the game in time.

Professor still gave me a C as my previous games were outstanding for someone who never did any programming before
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I don't mean to brag but I got all As, though I'm not going to lie. The 1st year of college hit me like a train wreck... it hit me hard. It gets much harder later so buckle up.
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