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Old 10-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #19
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My situation was a little different but this is what happened with me:

I graduated high school with a 2.4. The classes weren't hard, I just didn't care( and there were some other issues going on). And if it hadn't been for band, there's a possibility I might not have graduated at all.

Obviously, I did not get into a 4 year school. I ended up going to CC for 1 semester. I ended the semester with 2 Ds, 1 C and 1 B.
I took the next semester off to deal with some health/depression/anxiety issues. The semester off also just helped me clear my head a figure put what I really wanted. I went back the next year and did a little better (mostly Bs and Cs...one or two As). The next semester I transferred to a different CC ( we moved) and I thrived in the new environment. I got 7 As and 2 Bs. I managed to bring my CC GPA above a 3.0. I transferred into a 4 year university's a psych major and started in upper divs immediately.

2 years later, I am in my final year (I am a 5th year senior) as a double major. I have above a 3.8 and I am in the process of applying to pre-med post bac programs for medical school. 4 years ago, there was a lot of concern about my future because we were all just so lost with everything. But I was able to turn it around. It just took some time.

Similar thing with my brother. He went to a 4 year university but after the first semester he had failed 2 classes and was on academic probation. And overall, he was just not happy with the school. He came home and did 2 1/2 years at CC. He then transferred to a different 4 year school and ended up getting 2 degrees as well. He's still struggling a little with figuring out exactly what he wants to do but he's motivated and a hard worker so I have no doubt he will be fine. But again, he had some bumps in the road but he was able to turn it around.

What I'm saying is that the best option might be a CC for 2 years and up her GPA and then try a 4 year school again. Not everyone is ready for college right away. Some people need more time than others. There is nothing wrong with that. But it's better that she do it now when she is still fairly early in her college career. She still has a chance to turn it around but unless she would definitely be able to turn it around at that school, I would have her withdraw and spend some time at a CC and give her time to figure things out.

Oh...and in relation to what a PP said about health insurance, if she is on yours or your husbands insurance she is fine until age 26 regardless of student status. It was part of the ACA. There are no academic restrictions for children on their parents health insurance until age 26.
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