Aimi: You learn to deal with it after awhile because you come to realize that everyone fails at some point in their life. No one is good at everything, maybe you’ve always been book smart but no one is amazing at every single subject. It happens. You can’t change what happened, just try harder next time, study harder or get some help from a teacher or friend. After a while you’ll have taken so many classes in highschool that honestly doing poorly in one or two classes doesn’t hurt your gpa that much. Nowadays colleges look into more than just GPA. They look at how well-rounded you are rather than just book smart. So it’s not going to completely make or break you. But most importantly, who’s going to care 100 years from now whether or not you failed a class or two? It doesn’t really matter. People fail all the time. It just gives you motivation to do even better next time.
Max: In high school I failed a class, got 3 Ds, and mostly Cs, along with a handful of Bs and a rare A. I was lucky to graduate with a 3.0 GPA. At FIDM, after the first semester I had a 2.7, after two semesters I had a 1.7, was on academic probation and had failed a class and gotten a D, and after the third semester I was at 1.3 with another failed class and a handful of Ds, officially left FIDM and started at Santa Monica Community College. I then got an A and a B the first session, and 4 Bs in the first semester. Its not the end of your life. And screwing up your chances of getting into the college of your choice? You still have a 3.9. Chill the fuck out. I didn’t even apply to UC schools because I knew I wouldn’t get in. You’ll do fine. Just learn from the mistakes the way I eventually did.