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I know what you are going through and everything. Yep. First off, in nursing, all we needed to take or test out of, at the time, was intermediate algebra. I hadnt had any math classes in YEARS. I never took calculus in HS or even trig–my school basically sucked. So what I did was talk to a professor I knew and he let me sit in on an algebra class (unknown to anyone else–my classmates didnt know I was just a sit in either) and I brushed up on my algebra skills, I then took “pre-calc” (which is termed differently at my school) to be able to take physics. My degree doesnt require calculus. I always thought I sucked in math, but I got A’s both semesters and got an A in physics I. As far bio, I just jumped right in and did well. I did take a lower level chem course (not the lowest, however) before the “premed” chemistry which is known for its difficulty compared to other nearby college, I ended up doing well. This was a longer route but ya know what they say–the path of least resistance is sometimes the longest route in the end.
I think as long as you do well proving that you are able to do it and have matured that you will be given a second chance. Redeem yourself.