failing? - Northeastern University
Northeastern University
November 9th, 2009 01:10 pm

hey guys - junior here with a question i've never thought i'd have to ask...
i'm not doing so well this semester for so many, many reasons.

what happens when you fail a course?
this might sound like the dumbest question ever, and i'm sorry if it is.  i looked around the registrar's website and did my degree audit and am still a little confused.

does it count as completing the class?  will i have to retake it?
it's a required course in the sense that i have to take 4 level 400 courses in that area and this is one i chose.  so i could repeat it, if need be, or just pick another one another semester.

the thing is, i've switched majors a few times and really need to stay on track to graduate on time and not pay northeastern even more of my money.  i don't really want to withdraw, for the chance that i just might turn everything around and not fail.

any help is appreciated, sorry if i'm a complete idiot.

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November 9th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)

Hi there,
I had a bad semester freshman year and had to retake intro to CS. My transcript has the grade and an R next to it (for repeated) and then i have the class again with the grade that I got the following semester.

Caveat it my information is from 2001-2002 academic year and I graduated in 2006

November 10th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)

Somebody told me once that you can ask a professor to audit a class, so that you can retake it without needing to pay and then are able to replace the grade. I have not tried this myself, so maybe someone else will know how likely this actually is to happen.

just another star in the sky
November 10th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)

i would think if you fail a class you have to retake it and pay for it again. at this point you have like, what a month left? i would pretty much beg your professor to help you out not to fail. go to office hours, each out or else it could cost you thousands.

November 22nd, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)

I haven't failed any classes, but I got a D+ in calc 2 in Fall 2006. For my program a C- is required in the class, so I had to retake it. It did count as completing the class I guess, in that I could still take calculus 3 and linear algebra (which both require calc 2), though. Retaking it had the same result as nu_luba.

I tried adding a class I'm taking in the spring as what-if course with an F grade and running a degree audit, it shows up under Failed Courses and doesn't seem to be counting for anything.

good luck.