AFROTC Academic Retention

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  1. Throwaway

    Throwaway New Member

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    Unfortunately I spread myself too thin this semester and was not able to focus on a specific class as much as I should have. I tried to hold my head above the water for one class and in turn I have not done well in another. At this point I am failing the class and will not be able to get my grade up. I am an AS300 with a scholarship and I will finish this semester with a TGPA of 2.6-2.7. I've done weill for the 4 years I have been in school and have a GPA of 3.56. I plan on going to cadre later this week with the issue but was wondering what will happen to my scholarship and enrollment in AFROTC? All I know at this point is that it will be a CE which I can deal with by working my tail off next semester to pass.
     
  2. Akrogan

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    I was in the same boat last year...so I just kept going to my professor's office hours, sat up front, etc...

    Professor's are decent people, and if you really do tell them that this will screw up your entire life, they can help you out.


    Also if you're an AS300 in good standing without any other CEs, you should be fine regardless.
     
  3. Pima

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    Just a couple of things
    1. Tell your CoC now.
    ~ They like nothing less than finding out that a cadet is in academic peril than after the fact.
    ~~ It is going to come out anyway when you do your end of term review.
    2. You stated 2.6/2.7
    ~ How positive are you on this number? Is there a chance after finals that it will drop to 2.48?
    ~~ If that is the case your scholarship is in jeopardy. You would be placed on academic probation for next semester and they would not pay for spring semester tuition when you are on probation. They will not disenroll you.
    3. Will this mess up your graduation timeline?
    ~ I know with my kids as a junior they were down to their major courses. These courses typically were a pre-req to the next required course for their degree, and also only offered 1x a yr. Failing it could mean that you can't take the next level class offered in the spring, thus messing up your timeline for graduation.
    ~~ If it will than you need to get in front of your CoC now, not tomorrow, but today.

    You did not say you want rated, so in that case you are lucky since the board meets shortly at the start of the spring semester and failing that 1 class could change the CoCs mind regarding how he/she would rank you among your peers. Lucky because non-rated will not go to their AFSC board until fall 400 yr. and you can prove that this was just a 1 time fluke by getting back to your traditional gpa, thus, not hurting your ranking.
     
  4. Throwaway

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    1. I'll be headed in very soon to let them know
    2. I'm positive that it will stay above a 2.5.
    3. It should not effect my graduation timeline but if I could extend a semester I would consider it.

    I will be going to the rated boards for RPA. GPA 3.3 (after this semester), PCSM 51, PFA 93.6.
     
  5. a400831

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    I have several engineering friends who have failed a class and still got picked up for pilot/will commission this upcoming spring. CE's suck but by no means is it the end of the world. The most important thing is not to extend your graduation date beyond what the Air Force allows. As long as you keep your cadre in the loop and show them this is an isolated incident, they are generally pretty understanding.
     

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