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Dropping out this semester. HELP!

Standan123Standan123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
I'm currently a senior at Stanford for business school and have worked extremely hard to get to this stage. I transferred from a community college last year and was looking forward to going to the school, but unfortunately my expectations where to high and I was unable to match it. I have not made many friends, struggled in my classes, wasn't able to get a job, was paying $26k a semester ($52k a year)and worst of all wasn't enjoying my time. The first year went by and although I had these problems I still kept my head up and was looking forward to my last year, but after the fourth week of classes I have developed health and psychological issues with azhma, lung issues, anxiety, and depression (diagnosed by psychologist). Now I'm entering the 9th week of classes have fallen behind and am having an extremely tough time getting out of bed to even cracking open a book. The only time I have been going out is to see my doctors and have missed a ton of classes this past month (including exams). Let alone the health, I have yet to pay the ridiculous amount of tuition I owe and is causing a lot of stress for me. Thankfully I have health insurance and have informed my counselor about my situation. I'm left with 1/3 options.
1. Take the semester off, get 4 Ws, get my tuition waiver and start over next semester. ( a semester behind)
2. Get an incomplete, pay my tuition now, and continue where I left off next semester. (Missed midterms and am off to a shaky start)
3. Don't get my degree and drop out completely. (Save the money, time, sress. Not enjoying my time and I'd rather work, travel, or study to get some type license such as a real estate or brokers license)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Replies to: Dropping out this semester. HELP!

  • CheddarcheeseMNCheddarcheeseMN Registered User Posts: 2,893 Senior Member
    I would choose #1, which still gives you a few months to change your mind about next semester.
  • AroundHereAroundHere Registered User Posts: 3,590 Senior Member
    Take the Ws. Figure out the next steps when you are healthy.

    #2 is too stressful - it will be better to start fresh when(if) you return than to try to make up the amount of work it sounds like you missed.

    #3 will still be an option later, and it is not a good idea to make major life decisions under the fog of poor health and depression.
  • Standan123Standan123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks for the reply guys. I am leaning more towards option one at the time because I want some time to just think things over. I just don't want to be unproductive for a few months, but I don't think I'm capable of going to school or even going out at the time, but I'll see what happens this week in school. I really apreacitae the help.
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,595 Senior Member
    edited October 2016
    Can you get a medical withdrawal, instead of just a withdrawal?
  • Standan123Standan123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I think it's a withdrawal. Tried going back to my classes this week but my heads just not in school rn. Will probably get the withdrawals this week and start fresh next semester.
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