If I get dropped from college that is. Last semester I had to get some root canals and money was tight. I was forced to get a loan that required immediate repayment, and I had to get a full time job. This was, oh, March or April. I still had a couple months left of school. Unfortunately the job was 3rd shift, so my grades plummeted. I tried to talk a teacher into dropping one of my classes (I was taking 15 hours - all junior and senior level classes), and I ended up with an F because apparently it wasn’t extenuating circumstances enough to drop me past the “last day to drop” deadline.
Fast-forward to this semester. I had to quit my job because they wanted to continue working me 40 hours a week on third shift and because I am on Academic Probation I had to take 12 credit hours this semester. I still work about 20-24 hours a week at the University, but quit the other job completely. This semester I have had several break downs and contemplated suicide. My Fiancee convinced me to go see help and they put me on Celexa. (just this week actually).
I might get a D or an F in one of my other classes this semester. Needless to say I am struggling in several of my other classes (I don’t know if it is the depression causing it or not). There is a chance, depending on how bad I do in my other classes, that I will fail to keep above a 2.0 semester GPA. If I go below that I am expelled, or dropped or whatever you call it. My adviser said there is a chance to apply for re-admission, but if I get turned down, I have no idea what to do.
After this semester, I need less than 30 credit hours to graduate, so I hate to fail here. I am pushing myself hard now so this doesn’t happen, but I wonder, what if I fall flat on my face and don’t get re-admitted?
Obviously certain things, like starting my own web-based business aren’t based on if I have a degree or not. My Fiancee claims she will make more than enough money (She is a Physical Therapist), but I don’t think this is so much about money than personal fulfillment.
What jobs could a college failure achieve? Post-office job? Government Job? Or will I be stuck in a factory or warehouse all my life (assuming my business aspirations aren’t achieved?). Is there hope for me yet?
*(I don’t know if my credits will transfer over to another school, or if another school would accept me with my GPA, assuming we move somewhere that has a college with a similar degree)