I will be remaining in the course based on the advice of several sources.
Okay, so let's back up. About 2 days ago, we had our midterm. The grading policy in the syllabus stipulates that there is a minimum cut-off score. Students who score less than that minimum score will automatically flunk the course.
Well, Crazystudent's parents fell victim to the midterm. As a result, he missed the exam and then asked for a make-up. I let him take a make-up right after class and he royally bombs the exam.
Naturally enough, his next question is "So, what do I need to do on the final in order to pass the class?"
Me: You can't pass the class now. It's impossible. It's all explained in the syllabus.
Crazystudent: I didn't read the syllabus.
Me: And why are you telling me that? It still applies to you!
Crazystudent: But my financial aid! What am I going to do about my financial aid?!
Me: There are some things I just can't help.
Crazystudent: So are you saying I should just drop out?
Me: Unfortunately, yes. It is not possible to pass this class.
So I get that email from the student saying that he is here to stay. What does one do? Two shots of Bourbon or three before class?
Or should I just smoke a bowl and get it over with?