After winning the appeal of his expulsion, Van must pass five classes during the remainder of the semester in order to graduate. He crams night and day, with the help of his sidekick Taj, sickboy, and countless geek friends. He passes four, with one left go. His nemesis is the professor for the final exam, and Van seems to have flunked the test because he seems disoriented during the test, and also because he was the last one to leave. The professor goes to his apartment to tell him that he passed. Afterwards, a huge Hawaii-theme party is thrown, and his father shows up. His father takes back the comment he made about Van earlier, about how his college years were a bad investment. Van also gets with Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid).