An Early Lesson
I am a Biological
Sciences Major and a 2nd year. However, during my freshman year,
I felt like I finally received freedom because my parents weren't
around, and they are strict with a lot of aspects. Even though,
I did very well my first quarter, but it only went downhill from
there. I ended up getting B's so I thought, "Wow, I got B's
for my first quarter in college. This isn't going to be too hard."
And with that thought, I started dropping my attendance to class
winter and spring quarter, and as a result, my grades started
dropping as well. At the end of the year, I was below a 2.0 GPA
and was behind in units.
When I went home
that summer, it really dawned on me that I have a major opportunity
attending UCDavis. So over the summer, I suddenly got this urge
to start doing better in school because these next few years will
determine the rest of my life. Fast forward to fall quarter this
year. 5 days before my first midterms fall quarter, I found out
that I was dismissed from school. At that moment, I felt like
my life in the fast lane came to a crashing stop. This happened
after I realized that I needed to do better in school.
So instead of going
home, I talked to my parents and counselor and was able to take
the courses that I was dropped from through the University Extension
Program. Two days after being dismissed, I got my courses back,
and then I had to jump into midterms three days later. That was
a hectic week. So I took those courses during fall quarter and
at the end I received an A, B, and C. After talking to the counselor,
he decided that I had fulfilled my requirements for readmission,
and allowed me to come back to UCDavis.
was also one of the life changing ones because I feel like I have
matured as a student, and as an individual. Now school won't be
a problem because I have realized this opportunity that I have,
and I want to be able to utilize it.