My first semester in law school I got a 1.6. I was put on academic probation and told I had to bring it up to a 2.0 cumulative after my second semester or I'd be dismissed. I'm not going to lay out a bunch of excuses, but suffice to say I was experiencing some severe life problems. I left school for a semester (last spring), then returned fall '09 for my second semester. I just got my fall grades... 2.4 which brings my cum gpa to 1.96. It seems like I'm out. However, my school's academic rules read as follows:

Academic Rule VI

1. A student is academically disqualified who completes his or her first year with

a cumulative average below 2.0.

3. Notwithstanding Rule VI.B.1., a student is not academically disqualified at the

end of the first year who:

a. If a full-time student in the first year, his or her first-year Spring

semester average, if equaled over an additional 15 credits, would result in

a cumulative average at or above 2.0, or

b. If a part-time student in the first year, his or her first-year spring

semester average, if equaled over an additional 10 credits, would result in

a cumulative average at or above 2.0;

What exactly does this mean? Is this saying that if you add additional credits to my second semester grade points, and doing so would bring my cumulative gpa above a 2.0, then I'm not dismissed? I'm not sure if I'd be classified as full time or part time for the purposes of these rules, but under either a or b, my spring gpa (which is actually my fall 2009 gpa for these purposes, I'm assuming, since it's my second semester completed in school) would raise my cumulative above a 2.0 for these rules, thus saving me from disqualification.

I'm not making excuses for my poor performance and I am truly freaked out enough right now, so I'd genuinely appreciate if you could restrain from lecturing/teasing/taunts that I'll never amount to anything. Just your objective interpretations please, they would be intensely appreciated. Thanks.

p.s. I've already contacted the school of course, just want to know your opinions since it's the weekend and I don't expect to hear from them for a while.

Academic Rule VI

1. A student is academically disqualified who completes his or her first year with

a cumulative average below 2.0.

3. Notwithstanding Rule VI.B.1., a student is not academically disqualified at the

end of the first year who:

a. If a full-time student in the first year, his or her first-year Spring

semester average, if equaled over an additional 15 credits, would result in

a cumulative average at or above 2.0, or

b. If a part-time student in the first year, his or her first-year spring

semester average, if equaled over an additional 10 credits, would result in

a cumulative average at or above 2.0;

What exactly does this mean? Is this saying that if you add additional credits to my second semester grade points, and doing so would bring my cumulative gpa above a 2.0, then I'm not dismissed? I'm not sure if I'd be classified as full time or part time for the purposes of these rules, but under either a or b, my spring gpa (which is actually my fall 2009 gpa for these purposes, I'm assuming, since it's my second semester completed in school) would raise my cumulative above a 2.0 for these rules, thus saving me from disqualification.

I'm not making excuses for my poor performance and I am truly freaked out enough right now, so I'd genuinely appreciate if you could restrain from lecturing/teasing/taunts that I'll never amount to anything. Just your objective interpretations please, they would be intensely appreciated. Thanks.

p.s. I've already contacted the school of course, just want to know your opinions since it's the weekend and I don't expect to hear from them for a while.