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I’ve had multiple dalliances with my local community college that ended badly… I’m talking if it ends badly once more I could be permanently kicked out kind of badly. Most of my problems with school have been a combination of personal and medical factors but I feel like I can do it this time. I’m making plans for my future and I feel really hopeful about it but there’s just this one thing (isn’t there always)… I don’t like going to this school. Like actually showing up and being around the other people there. This school has a VERY secular atmosphere and it’s right in the middle of downtown but at the time I first enrolled I didn’t have much of a choice. Well, me being my clever self, I decided to take general anthropology. No big deal, right? No. I did not fair so well in the class the first time round due to a medical issue. So I had to take it again. First day of class I show up alongside all of the other students and there is no teacher it turns out that there was a scheduling issue and that they were going to hire a new teacher by the next week. The next week I show up for class and there is a teacher who seems friendly enough until the lesson started… said teacher spent the entire class ridiculing Christians (i.e Billy Graham, Paul {yes, that Paul}) and no time actually teaching anthropology (I’d had a pretty good teacher before this). I made it through that class and thought “Okay, that was less than desirable but I’ll give it another go.” I went back the next week and the same thing happened I couldn’t take it. It was just too much for me at the time so I decided to withdraw. I sent the teacher an email asking him to withdraw me from the class well before the withdraw by date but I didn’t get a reply back until two days AFTER the withdraw by date. I thought nothing of it at the time and went on with my life. Well, at the end of the semester when my grades were posted I found out that in that class I received an F instead of a W. I went to an academic adviser and they said that I’d have to go back to the teacher and ask him to give me a withdraw instead which I am not at all comfortable doing. I can rewrite the grade if I take the class over and get an A but the only teacher for that class now is that man. I really don’t know what to do. I’m feeling a little discouraged about how to deal with this. I was planning on rewriting the grades that I could rewrite and transferring to a less secular institution but I can’t see a way around this. Any help even if it’s just an encouraging message would be much appreciated. Thank you.

p.s. Sorry for any typos it’s late and I’m tired.

September 4, 2015 at 06:31


I’m sorry that you’ve had so many issues with the college. I can understand not wanting to talk to the anthropology teacher about withdrawing, but maybe it would help to think of it this way: you can either put up with him for 10 minutes while asking him to withdraw you, or you can put up with him for a semester of class. If you do decide to talk to him, you should bring a printed copy of the email you sent him (with the time stamp) so you can refresh his memory that you did send him the email before the deadline.

If you decide not to talk to him about it, you should definitely work on rewriting the other grades. If you start with the other classes first and wait a semester or two on the anthropology class, the teacher may leave before you need to take it again. I’m sure you’ll enjoy college a lot more when you’re able to switch to a better environment!

September 4, 2015 at 18:57


You need to speak with your professor and have him to give a W instead of an F. It’s school policy, and you deserve it. This is your future we’re talking about, and it’s important.

Like May said, bring a copy of the email with the date. Politely explain you couldn’t keep attending the class and ask him to give you your proper grade.

I know it hurts when people ridicule Christianity, but try not to take it too personally. And I know community college professors can seem scary, but they’re not, and they have to follow the rules of the school just like anyone else.

When you speak to him, be calm, confident and polite. Maybe bring a friend with you (moral support and all that–helps me so much lol!)
If for whatever reason he doesn’t want to give you your grade, talk to the advisor again, and show your email.

Keep in mind professors are really busy, so he might have forgotten just forgotten about the email. It shouldn’t be a big deal, if it is, let the advisor handle it. Good luck girl!

September 7, 2015 at 16:37
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