Well the title says my problem but I have more questions. I was dismissed from dental school (D1) after failing my Anatomy course+lab. I had a hard time with all of my book based courses, barely scrapping by with a passing grade on the other science courses. However, I was in the top of my class when it came to my clinical courses. All of the assignments were turned in on time and I arrived consistently on time for all classes. After receiving the failing grade, I hoped for the best outcome but was unsure how to precede. This was the first time I had ever taken anatomy and the professor explained “we all have taken anatomy so it should be a fast review for the class”. I have never been afraid of challenges. I was scheduled to meet with the educational assessment committee. In the meeting one of the members asked me how long I slept nightly while I was attending. After I told them I was trying to get seven hours of sleep every night the same member explained to me that I was not putting as much effort as I could into the course work because of the time I spent sleeping. I thought they might allow me to remediate the course+lab. When I asked if I could retake the course they explained that the next quarters material builds off the one I failed. Since I didn’t know enough of the last anatomy course I would struggle even more with the next quarters material. I was told I would hear back from them to find out their recommendation. I was sent a letter four days later in the mail explaining how the committee voted to dismiss me from dental school. As soon as I found out the news I went to talk with some of the faculty about the dismissal. The people I talked with explained that because I failed the course it was well within the dental school’s rights to dismiss me and showed me in the student handbook where it specifically states it. I have been spending time reading these forums trying to figure out the best option in my case. I have some additional questions. 1. Am I or why might I be stuck at this school or can I go to another school with a fresh start? 2. From what I can tell no credits are transferable, does this mean that another school is an option since I have only been in dental school for two quarters? 3. If I attend another school will I be forced to show that I was dismissed from another dental school? 4. How would the new dental school know ever attended another dental school? 5. Am I too late to appeal the dismissal?