My Grades Aren’t too Great – Now What?

Can you believe we are more than halfway through the semester already? It’s time that you either make it or break it when it comes to grades. High five and thumbs up if you are doing well – if you aren’t doing as well as youy would like to be, you’re probably asking yourself “what can I do?” Here are some tips for when your grades arent as good as you’d like them to be:

  1. Study your brain off! The library is an amazing place to be. Stuck yourself in a single cubicle without ANY distractions (no cellphone or facebook) and study! If done correctly you’ll be well on your way.
  2. Talk to your professor during their office hours. They love it when people come to visit them, and they are there to help you. Those times are scheduled so students like yourself can come in  and get help/feedback on the material.
  3. Talk to a counselor. Did you know that we have counselors at Academic Advising, EOP, and many within the departments that are there to help work with you throughout college? They might be able to give you advice or help you assess your academic needs.  If that doesn’t work, go to the Office of the Ombudsman in Student Services East, Room 1105 they are more then willing to listen to you vent and help you through this situation. Whether you file a complaint, ask for a mediation, or for support they are there for you.
  4. Lastly, if all else fails go to the Office of the Registrar in Student Services West, Room 1641 talk to the people at the front desk and ask if it’s possible to take the class for Credit/ No Credit, take the class for “I”  incomplete, or retake the course for Course Forgiveness.

Nobody is perfect and college is meant to be a learning experience, so don’t sweat it. Take yourself together because anything is possible if you set your brain to it. You can do it! Have a great next semester.


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