This means that if you get a fail (or F), you get a zero. However, when you divide the class by the total number of courses taken, it is still included. You will, however, have to repeat the class. In most circumstances, if the course is necessary for your major, you won't be allowed to take it "pass/no pass." Instead, you will have to complete the program within the allotted time frame.
An F in English could also mean getting a "D" in the class. This would be the case if you failed the class or withdrew from it. To receive credit for English, you would need to either retake the class or submit proof that you have sufficient knowledge of the language to be allowed to move on. Credit cannot be given for material that has not been covered in class.
An F in English could also mean getting an "E" in the class. With this grade, you would have completed all of the requirements for the class but did not earn enough credits to graduate at the end of the year. You would then need to wait until the next year to try again.
An F in English could also mean getting a "W" in the class. With this grade, you would not have met the requirement for the class and therefore did not attend any classes.
What happens if you fail a class? If your final grade was a "F," and the class was required, you will have to retake it and achieve a passing grade. Generally, classes that are required or recommended by your school or department can't be failed. There are exceptions -- sometimes students can fail courses for disciplinary reasons.
However, even if you fail a class because of bad behavior or misconduct, this doesn't mean that you cannot continue on at your current college or university. Often, colleges allow certain exceptions such as transfers or waivers. With the help of your counselor or academic advisor, you can learn about these opportunities and how to apply for them.
If you fail an obligatory class in high school, you must repeat it the following year. If it was an optional class, meaning you decided to take it and it wasn't a required course, it will still appear on your transcript as a failure, and you will be missing a credit that you will have to make up. However, this does not affect your eligibility for federal financial aid programs.
An F can also stand for "failed." If you receive an F on an examination, such as an AP exam or the LSAT, you failed that examination. If you get an F on an assignment or project at school, such as a paper in social studies or science, this means you did not complete it. You may or may not have been told why you received an F. Sometimes teachers give no reason at all for giving an F; sometimes they do explain their reasons. Whatever the case may be, you'll need to ask your teacher if there's any way you could have an F changed to a G (or some other letter).
In college, failing a course works much the same way as it does in high school. If you fail an obligation here too, you will need to repeat it the next semester. But unlike in high school, in college you can take classes over more than one term. For example, if your college offers eight-week terms, you could take psychology this fall, physics next spring, and biology the summer after that.
When you take a pass/fail course, your final mark is one of two options: P for pass or F for fail. Earning a letter grade between an A and a D would be considered a pass under pass/fail grading. However, at certain schools, passing requires a grade between a "A" and a "C." Students who do not meet this requirement may be allowed to submit a make-up exam during the last week of class or when there is sufficient time after the end of the semester.
The question here really is what does it mean to earn a grade between an "A" and a "D"? At many schools, this means that if you receive scores of at least 70% on each of the multiple-choice questions, then you have earned at least a "passing" grade. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to claim that you had "earned a grade between an 'A' and a 'D.'"
It's important to remember that these are guidelines only. Some colleges and universities have the discretion to give students higher grades based on their own criteria. Additionally, some professors may use their own definition of success beyond simply earning a passing grade. They may, for example, look at how well you do compared to other students in the class or whether you demonstrate evidence of understanding the material.
Overall, though, if you can't say you've earned at least a "passing" grade, then you haven't.
If you receive a "F" or fail a necessary course for your field of study, you must retake the course. Check with your adviser to see how soon you need to repeat the class. If the course was not mandatory, you can choose to leave the grade alone, but it will still effect your GPA. A "W" (withdraw) does not affect your grade point average.
You can also get an F on a required course if you miss more than 10 percent of the total points in the test. In this case, you will automatically receive a failing grade. You have three years from the date of the failure to take the course again and pass it with a "C" or better to avoid being dropped from the school program. Students who fail a course more than three times are ineligible to return to that university or college.
An F in college is not necessarily fatal to your future career goals. Many people who work in sales or other fields where skills are important find they can still achieve great things even though they may never become professors. However, an F would probably be very damaging to your self-esteem. You would feel like a failure and this would affect how others view you.
The best way to deal with failing grades is to analyze why the subject matter is difficult for you and then try to understand it better next time. This should help you to avoid making the same mistake again.
No one should ever receive a F in a class. An F indicates that you did not care and did not try. By 7th grade, you are no longer in a grade but rather progressing through courses. If you "fail" one course, it just means you must retake it the next year or this summer.
However, because people make mistakes, sometimes they feel as though they can't continue on with their education. If this happens to you, we recommend that you see your teacher about taking another way of passing this course. For example, you could take a leave of absence, attend some classes online, or talk to your principal about transferring schools.
An F also can be issued for disciplinary reasons. For example, if you are banned from school for fighting, then you would receive an F for disciplinary reason. This does not mean that you will not be able to continue your education, only that there is something on your record that prevents you from doing so now.
Finally, an F may be issued when you do not show up for class. If you miss several days of school, then your instructor may decide to issue you an F so you cannot come back until the next school year.
If you think you have received an F incorrectly, you have the right to appeal its determination. You can do this by talking to your teacher or your principal.