I want to switch out of a pointless (to me) elective that I was registered to take second semester of my senior year. I applied regular decision to all of my colleges, so I havent been accepted anywhere. When I applied to all of my schools, and they asked for my senior year classes, I said I was planning to take Business Entrepreneurship second semester. However, I just started this class and I HATE it. I really want to switch out into a free period, and since it is my last class of the day, I could leave early.
However, I am nervous that this will look bad to the colleges I applied to. I called USC (one of my top choices) and asked if switching out of an elective would have a significant impact on my application, and the operator said that since its an elective I don't need to graduate, and sophomore and junior year grades count the most, that it shouldn't be "that big of a deal". BUT they said that I would have to email them and tell them that I am no longer taking that class.
UCLA (another top choice) basically said the same thing when I called- that since its just an elective that I dont need to graduate, and since they care most about sophomore and junior grades, that it shouldn't be a big deal.
So basically I'm thinking that I can switch out since its just a random elective (mostly sophomores take it, which is one of the reasons I don't like it), I'm not majoring in business, and its just a second semester senior year class.
However it still makes me nervous that they want me to email them and tell them that I'm not taking it, and will a free period look really bad?
I'd love to hear some opinions!