Dropping a Class because it's useless?

<p>Hi, I really want to drop AP Computer Science--not because the class is difficult, but because my teacher doesn't know the material at all! There is Nooooo way I'll be prepared to take the AP test and every day in that class seems like a waste of time. I got an "A" first semester. </p>

<p>I really want to switch into creative writing, but how would that look to colleges (I'm applying to several Ivies and was already accepted at the University of Michigan) </p>

<p>Thank You!</p>

<p>it’s probably easier to stay in the class, since it would be a bit of a pain to explain it to all your colleges, and since i’m guessing it’s too late to transfer into another class it might impact you negatively. if it’s completely horrible, then it might be worth it to drop the class, but if it’s just boring, then i’d say try to study for the AP on your own and stick with the class.</p>

<p>I’m in the same boat as you - my AP economics teacher hasn’t actually been exposed to the material. She learns as we are. </p>

<p>My advice would be to stick with it. Especially if you’re getting As. It would be much more annoying if the teacher didn’t know what he/she was doing and your grade was the one suffering. </p>

<p>You can always self study for the AP. It’s a good skill to have; not a lot of college students understand the value of self study. You’re not always going to get great professors in college - half of them might not even speak English. It’s your job to make the best out of it.</p>

<p>Have a sit-down with your guidance counselor about this one. Personally, I’m all for dropping a class you hate (even if you are earning an A in it) so that you can take a course that is more interesting and more challenging. However, your GC knows your individual academic record, your school’s profile, and your school’s history with the colleges/universities that you have applied to. He/she can give you a more accurate read on how those institutions are likely to react to a change in your course schedule.</p>

<p>Here’s another idea: Can you juggle your classes for next semester so that suddenly that AP doesn’t “fit in” anymore?</p>

<p>^Unless your guidance counselor is absolutely useless in that prospect, in which case happymomof1’s alternate solution of “wow that class suddenly doesn’t fit anymore…oops” is certainly a good idea.</p>

<p>Thanks for all your replies! </p>

<p>2nd semester just started today for us and we have two weeks to drop, so it’s not a huge deal as far as my school is concerned. </p>

<p>The problem is I’m applying to a bunch of Engineering colleges, so Idk how dropping ap compsci for Creative Writing is going to look. </p>

<p>I like the “oops it doesn’t fit!” idea…</p>