Q&A: Failing Chemistry

I am so glad I found a blog dedicated to what vet school is like because I am trying to get into vet school.  Unfortunately, I am having serious trouble with my general chemistry course (I am just finishing up my freshman year).  I was wondering if you could provide me with any helpful advice.  I’m not sure what I can do if I fail the second semester of general chemistry.

Thanks so much,




Hi S —

Have you considered re-taking the course? Sometimes schools allow you to drop your first grade and have it either replaced or averaged with your second attempt. If that is not possible, I might suggest taking the course a second time somewhere else, such as a community college. Definitely look into getting tutoring as well as many schools have free tutoring service for students in need.

Good luck and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!

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