I woke up 6 am this morning to do a little more reviewing for an exam scheduled for today. I checked my syllabus and must have read it wrong due to sleepiness or stupidity. I read that exam start time was at 9am. Turns out THIS exam was scheduled for 8am and the NEXT exam two weeks from now was for 9am. I showed up thinking I was 20 minutes early only to find out everyone had already finished their exam. I felt like I had just been punched in the gut. My instructor informed me I will not be able to make up the exam because I did not give prior notice. Well obviously I couldn't have given prior notice if I idiotically believed the test was an hour later. All I can say is I have been absent minded lately probably due to my life's circumstances.
1. Custody battle - Three children whose father has a history of domestic and drug/alcohol abuse. He currently has supervised visitation in temporary orders and isn't happy about it. Does not want to settle before final hearing/trial which means $$ for the lawyer + possibility of absences for lectures.
2. Living room recently sprouted leaks with the last rain and it's estimated to be over $5,000 because the leak originates from the roof and chimney plus replacement of sheet rock ect.
3. Depression - lack of family support
4. Financial difficulty
5. Of course stress of school
Now I will have a 0 for that exam and based on my calculations I need to make A's on every test including my final to even pass the course (70 is passing). Not to shoot myself down without trying, but this is nearly impossible.. for me at least. I've studied hard for every test so far and highest I've scored is an 85. I honestly hate myself so much right now. I can't even wrap my brain around failing the course and having to wait to start the semester over. I'm in a program so I would have to wait for the next batch of students which would be next year. Plus my GPA will crash. I will also lose my scholarship if I fail the class. I guess I feel super discouraged and wondering if anyone has any advice. Should I email the director for another chance? Should I beg my instructor? Do I even have any options? I know my excuse is NOT considered an extenuating circumstance. I also would HATE to play victim and give a whole sob story.. but I don't know if I shouldn't at least try... especially if it's pride that's holding me back.