So, Nick wrote his Greek test today and his Philosophy test last Friday. After Philosophy he felt like he did a good job, after Greek he wasn't sure. Today we found out that he did not do well in Philosophy. He will be finishing the class with a D it sounds like. I couldn't care less if it was a D or an A. But, the registrar will. Not only do you have to pass all of your classes, you have to maintain a 2.0 GPA to graduate. Nick just barely had a 2.0. I love him to death, but he's not academic. So here we are at home, with his parents who have come from Ontario and mine en route from Saskatchewan and the grad gown hanging in our closet, the last minute hair cut planned, the grad photos anxiously waiting to be framed, and graduation might not happen. He has worked so hard. He has jumped through every fricken hoop in the academic world, and he might not be considered "smart" enough to graduate. I'm bawling. He's a mess. To not graduate would ruin us. Now you may think, it's okay take some fly courses next year, up the GPA and grad in 2007. Sadly it's completely out of the question.
Nick's degree ceases to exist at the end of this year. When the school moved from Regina to Calgary and began the process of becoming a university instead of a college they had to revamp their degrees. If Nick doesn't grad this year he has to do more classes to complete a new degree. Classes cost about $800 per credit. We're gearing up to live on one income. You get the picture. If grad does not happen this weekend, it wont.
And just the thought of it is devestating.