Adjusting to life as a new college student can be hard. You're living away at home, meeting new people, figuring out how to manage your time, and this year (2020-21) doing it in the middle of a pandemic. Good students who have never had academic difficulties sometimes discover the hard way that there's something different needed to keep things together in college. And you figure it out when you get your grades during Winter break and see grades that don't belong on YOUR report card.
First, take a deep breath. You're probably not going to get kicked out and you're probably not going to lose all your scholarships. At least not right away. But you do really need to take this seriously to keep everything together.
Mari Franklin is a counselor at law who specializes in helping students secure accommodations at school.