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How I Failed College Before Even Graduating High School

My story of being put on academic probation at Metropolitan Community College

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The Entrance to Metropolitan Community College.

The Entrance to Metropolitan Community College.

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The Entrance to Metropolitan Community College.

Sam Wiegand, Sports Editor

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It’s important to always take advice with a grain of salt, I learned this the hard way. I was told to take AP classes to get some college credits early, instead I took actual college classes prior to my senior year. Unfortunately, following my brief stint of classes, I’m on academic probation at Metropolitan Community College.

Backtracking to why I decided to take a class; there were a few good reasons. To begin, I was granted six free credits at Metro last year, when my mock trial team made it to the state finals. Additionally, I didn’t want to take a math class senior year so I realized I should take one during the summer so I wouldn’t drown in college.

Being an absolute genius, just as every 17 year old is, I signed up for a college level Business Calculus class without any prior experience in the godless realm that is Calculus. It happened to be a mostly online class so I wouldn’t have to actually go anywhere much. Except I had to take six tests, two of which were to be taken in-person.

I kept up to date with all my assignments and my homework average was in the upper 90s. The online quizzes were a bit trickier, but never impossible. My quiz average hovered in the high 80s. Even my online tests weren’t too bad I received multiple A’s and B’s on them. The true challenge was the in-person tests.

I marched my genius 17-year-old self right into these college level exams with very minimal studying. This resulted in me walking into a room full of college students taking the same exam as me and looking at the paper and regretting every decision I had ever made. The first exam I took wasn’t even completely brutal, but I didn’t do too well.

The same can’t be said for the final exam. It’s always a great idea to memorize business calculus formulas before a test, or even practice them once. I cannot say that I did. I never even saw my final grade for the exam or the test. All I know is I didn’t have an awful grade in the class going into the test.

Fast forward a week and I got a notice in the mail that I was on “Academic Probation” at Metro. This means that I did so bad I was failing the class. I had theoretically failed college before even receiving a high school diploma. This only proves the fact that college really isn’t that hard, if you study. If you don’t you’ll be like me, a kid without a high school diploma and a failing grade in college.

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