« on: January 22, 2009, 03:54:10 PM »
I'm still waiting on one more grade from the Fall (my 3rd semester) but my GPA for the semester is horrible. C-, B, A- so far. I worked harder this last semester then I've ever worked in my academic life. Just like many other people, I had OCI/Callbacks, Journal, and three very tough courses. But I am now TERRIFIED of not getting an offer at the end of the summer because of my grades. My rank is gonna fall from top 20% to probably 40% or so. I am so embarrassed about it and I feel like garbage when I talk to my family about it.
I spoke to Career Services here and to various friends (3Ls) and they all told me that there was no way of guaranteeing anything but that my offer was 99% safe for the SA position. They also said that grades play a very small role in the decision whether to make a full-time offer at the end of the summer. I am still terrified, though. I have been so depressed the last few days and I have little motivation to do any work (I know, that's the worst thing right now).
The worst part is that I already have TWO other C's on my transcript. Somehow I was still in the Top 20% because one of the Cs was a two-credit class and all of my other grades were A's.
Anyone have any advice (besides, do better next semester)? Any similar stories? What were the outcomes? Should I be completely freaking out? Someone talk me down off the ledge.