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Is it too late to drop a class?

crunchmunchcrunchmunch Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
edited October 2011 in Rutgers University
Right now, I'm in a class I absolutely hate...and because I have no interest in it, I'm doing poorly (I have a C+). I was going to major in the same field as the class, but I truly do not want to major in it anymore because it wasn't what I thought it'd be. I feel like it's just a lose-lose situation...because not only does it NOT count towards a GenEd requirement or the major I'm switching to (Psychology), but I'm ruining my GPA because of it. Is it possible to cut my losses and drop it? I don't plan on replacing it with anything because it's too late for that now.
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Replies to: Is it too late to drop a class?

  • crunchmunchcrunchmunch Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Note: I currently have 16 credits. If I drop this class, I would have 13 credits (which I don't really like...but I'd rather put in an extra class next semester than remain in the class that I'm in right now....)
  • needsmorsleepneedsmorsleep Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    I wouldn't, class can be hard sticking with it can be a valuable experience. Plus a W looks pretty bad. Worse than a C+ in my mind because it could mean anything, you could have been failing and you'd get the same W.
    And most importantly, there's a stereotype that psych is the easy major. True or not, giving up on and transferring from whatever you were majoring in into psych gives the stereotype credence
  • crunchmunchcrunchmunch Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    If a valuable experience includes not learning anything applicable to my career path, then I must be on a different planet. I read through several forums and articles a few hours ago; it turns out that having a single "W" won't really hurt, especially if that course with the "W" doesn't even help with the intended major. Also, I find it offensive that you say that this so-called "giving up" is evidence of the psychology stereotype. For one, cutting losses and giving up are two different things; cutting losses refers to dropping an aspect in life that hinders one's growth/performance, while giving up refers to the desire to stop trying. Secondly, I picked psychology because I have a passion for it, not because I heard/thought it was easy...
  • rualumrualum Registered User Posts: 2,210 Senior Member
    Hey, if you don't want opinions, don't ask for them on a public message board.
  • drexelerdrexeler Registered User Posts: 708 Member
    Did you get a C+ on the first midterm? You can always improve if other things such as homework counts in your grade (or get tutoring and study harder for the next exam). If you really hate the class to the point that you don't want to study, then drop it, but keep in mind that the W will always be on your transcript. If you work hard enough you can raise your grade. At some point we all have to take classes we don't enjoy, just think how rewarding it would be to get a good grade in it.

    What class are we talking about here? Just curious.
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