Advisor told me to drop the courses since I got an D

Good morning, users

Advisor told me to drop the classes before I get a failing grade and ruin my GPA plus my FAFSA eligibility.

I had to drop the courses due to getting a D on midterm and missing a lot of days, came to a point where it was impossible for me to boost up my grade. Dropped the courses during the withdrawal date period.

I feel defeated and the taste of failure doesn’t taste good :frowning:

If I was not sick for a couple of weeks, I would have gotten a B grades in midterm. Why am I cursed, takes weeks just to get better from the cold.

Maybe I should wake up and smell the coffee, I’m not immortal or a machine, human’s get sick no way of controlling that.

Ever since I dropped the classes, I feel like I have wasted more time and got nothing out of it :frowning: Been sad all week now.

Be careful here. IIRC dropping a course and failing a course both count toward NOT meeting satisfactory academic progress, and can affect your ability to get financial aid. But one course won’t do this. You need to look up your college policy on satisfactory academic progress as this policy varies by school.

I think you need to carefully evaluate getting a degree in nursing. Is this really a degree where you will be able to actually work, since you have stated being around sick people is problematic for your own health, and standing for long periods of time has also been an issue for you?

I’m just asking…this is your decision to make.


Have to re-think this career again oh boy :open_mouth:

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There are lots of fields related to health care that don’t require standing all the time.

I forget what your two associate degrees are in…but can you get a job related to one of those?

There are many non-bedside nursing jobs/careers one can have with a nursing degree. A simple google search will give you many resources, but also go to your school’s career center.


I agree…speak to an academic advisor. Some career service offices offer counseling to help hone majors. They look at your areas of interest and find a list of potential career options.

My opinion…get a bachelors degree….get it in anything that you can complete in the next two years. Many jobs and careers are not at all related to the degree you get. Nursing requires a specific degree as do some other professions. But a bachelors degree can open doors in other fields. Just get a degree.


It is ok. You were sick and you were having some mobility issues. I am glad you were communicating with your advisor.

Take this time to do a little soul searching about your career interests and major. It is ok to not be a nurse or in healthcare.

If your college uses degree works, use the what if feature to put in different majors to see how many classes you need to get your BS or BA in something, anything and be done. You may be closer than you think. Your advisor can help you as well.

Go visit the career center and let them help you readjust what your interests are at this point and where you may find some joy in a career.


Both my kids took a wd. My son first and third year. Daughter first year.

It happens.

Sometimes it’s a bad prof. My daughter took too hard a class. Now is taking two instead to get to the same requirement as the one she dropped.

My son got A on both the next time. New prof and I’m sure having been through 2/3 helped.

Obviously make sure you have enough credits in the schedule so when you do drop one you maintain enough hours.

You are not a failure bcuz u struggled in a class. The thought itself is preposporous. .


The OP mentions courses and classes being dropped, so I’m assuming more than 1 class.

How many classes are you dropping?

OP- hugs to you.

This might be a blessing in disguise- the last few threads you’ve made have suggested that you’re forcing a square peg into a round hole. You seem to be finding the nursing program physically and medically challenging- and there is nothing wrong with that.

Go back to the advisor and sit down with your ENTIRE transcript-- not just at this U, but previously, and ask “What’s the fastest way for me to complete my bachelor’s degree”. You need fast so it doesn’t get expensive real quick, and you need fast because unless your career goal is to cash your checks from the building you own, you need to launch. So ask the question and map out a plan for a degree.

Convince me that you love nursing, that this setback has convinced you that you were meant to be a nurse and I’ll shut up. But your last few posts suggest that nursing was a convenient path… and now that it’s not so convenient, perhaps something else will fit better.

Hugs. Everyone experiences setbacks…


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I’m hoping someone else can explain satisfactory academic progress. You need to meet SAP to continue to get aid…and that includes both failed and dropped courses.

But I don’t think you had a choice this term. You missed too much class time to make up.


The issue is if I were to work any job and get sick for 3 weeks that’s a big problem right there, no employer will allow a person to come back just cause they were sick for 3 weeks.

I’ve gotten sick almost, total 18 times now.

This continues to be a mental health issue.

Correct that you cant miss nursing classes and still pass. You especially cant miss clinical or simulation courses.

You have many degrees yet still no true path.

You are a father of a young child. Pick something and stick with it. You are past the point in life where you can float around and do nothing. You have a child who needs financial support. You should be setting a good example.


Well the wifey works and I work part time.

I told her finish school all the way and I would pay for everything while I worked 40+ hours in the past. She managed to finish her schooling and stayed on track while I paid for everything from A to Z.

Now we switched roles, she works while I work part time, taking care of the kids and a Rottweiler, big tasks.

I had to sacrifice a lot for her to get where she is and now her income + my passive income combined together where okay for now.

I still want a BS degree, I still have my Uni account and did not leave the program, I’m going to do one course this Fall 2022.

How is getting sick from the cold and trying to get better takes along time considered a mental health issue :thinking:

I think you need a very full and comprehensive physical. No one gets sick 18 times in a short period of time. Most colds take about a week to recover…if that. Most people don’t have as many seemingly health issues as you seem to be posting about here.

Find out WHY you are so susceptible to illnesses.

And you can get a bachelors degree in something…as noted above…see your advisor. Sit down with ALL of your community college and four year college transcripts and map out a way to get your bachelors as quickly as possible. Ask if your college has a bachelors in general studies or something like that.


OP- there is a common syndrome where people who fail to reach their goals ALWAYS having something standing in the way. They got frequent colds (agree with Thumper- get a physical to find out why). They need to take care of the dog (a Rotteweiler? Really? You’re in college fulltime, taking care of a child, and you thought adding a dog to the mix was a good idea?). Their feet hurt. They didn’t understand the directions, missed the email about the date of registration, thought that their CC bio class would suffice for a BSN degree at a 4 year university, or whatever else it is that has slowed down you completing your degree.

There is only one way to move past this-- take each and every obstacle in front of you and move it out of the way. I am worried that taking one course Fall 2022 is one more obstacle for you- by the time you study for your boards AFTER completing the BSN you’ll be reviewing material you first learned ages ago. That’s not good. Why are you only doing one course this Fall if you’re only completing one course (you dropped three) this summer? You need to make sure your advisor sees the entirety of your higher education career (all those transcripts) before suggesting a one-course load.

You could get a BA in virtually anything and get a job in human resources at a pharmaceutical company. You could get a job as a grant writer at a foundation that works in public health. You could get a job in fundraising at a hospital. Take your passion for health care and figure out a path that won’t involve hands-on contact with very sick people (which is what nursing is) which seems to be a risk to your OWN health. And get moving.

A Rottweiler? As if your life isn’t stressful enough right now???


The rottweiler is like support animal :slight_smile: And a son to me, I don’t feel stressed out when I’m around pets. Woof.