How to tell your parents you failed a semester of college

The more you take full responsibility for your failures, the better, more efficient, and more effective you will be in handling them. Failure in a semester of college is an experience every student will encounter while in school, depending on the student’s definition of failure. I would love to look at it in the general perception of someone who got a depressing cumulative grade point average (CGPA), precipitated by terrible grades. So How to tell your parents you failed a semester of college.

How to tell your parents you failed a semester of college

Ways of Describing a Semester of College Failure.

1. Inability to set clear and definite goals for the semester:

When a student can’t see clearly in his or her mind the targeted grades at the end of the semester, that’s the bedrock of failure. So, as a student, I couldn’t set goals, I couldn’t visualize the grades I intended to get, and most importantly, I had no plans for actualizing the goals for the semester. Then failure became inevitable at the end of the semester. 

2. Skipping classes:

By and large, some college classes are gosh-darn boring! There are so many disconnected facts and figures being released to the students. It will be difficult for students to make meaning out of what is being taught in the classroom. Nevertheless, the lack of discipline on my part to actively involve myself in classes, irrespective of the boring situation and unbearable circumstances, led to my failure at the end of the semester.

3. I am unable to get along with my fellow students:

Some students could perform excellently in all the courses in our department, so these students would go the extra mile to engage themselves, study ahead of the tutors, and get prepared beyond everyone’s imagination. I wasn’t able to discover this group of intelligent students and get along with them. However, this was the reason for my failure.

4. Lack of intensive preparation:

Students tend to procrastinate a lot. They wait until the exam period is fast approaching. Many a time, the volume of academic materials would certainly overwhelm them, and some would fall sick and would get frustrated and depressed. So, I never took my time to read my books every single day, instead of waiting till a week before the exam, which, of course, was the reason for my academic failure.

5. Economic Pressure:

The thought of having little or no money tends to disturb a student’s learning process, and some parents can’t afford to take care of a student’s academic expenses, thereby making the student completely pay little or no attention to his or her academic pursuit. And this, no doubt, caused my academic failure.

Attitude Associated with a Failed Student.

To know the value of six months, you need to meet any student that failed a semester of college. But then, when you continue to blame yourself for poor academic performances, it will certainly plunge you into an inferiority complex, loss of motivation to study, and most importantly, regrets. The point is that, when I tend to pay no mind to my academics, the aftermath of it will always end in regrets and pain. 

How to Handle Failure

There are processes that I believe would help me to reduce the chance of academic failure.

• Staying hungry;

A student needs to have a state of mind that desires something badly enough to pay the price for academic success. In regards to staying hungry, I will have to write down the goals I intend to achieve at the end of the semester, get the recommended materials for studies, set a deadline to complete the materials, and then study some hours per day, every day until the end of the semester.

• Engage in a Reading Group;

When you do what other students are doing, you will certainly get what those students are getting. I hope to surround myself with intellectuals so that the intellectual spirit will possess me!

• Failure is Success turned inside out;

Students need to look at failure from a positive point of view, that’s- motivation! The fact that I failed a semester of college doesn’t make me a failure, but it’s a way of showing how far I have pushed myself. Therefore, to reduce the chances of failure, I have to study my books beyond the level I have studied.

• Read Systematically

For any student to reduce the chances of failure, he or she will have to formulate a reading strategy either by themselves or from their classmates. Without study strategies, students would continue to struggle in academics. But with strategy, hopefully, I will succeed at the end of the semester.


The fact is that there’s no good enough reason to justify my failure as a student.

I must endeavor to meet the expectations of my parents, which is academic success, of course, regardless of circumstances I could encounter on campus.