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Dropping an AP class...

gbpackgbpack Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited January 2010 in University of Wisconsin
I was wondering how likely it is that my admission would be rescinded after changing my 2nd semester AP Lit class for Creative Writing (not weighted). I called UW and they couldn't give me an answer beyond what they say on the website (that a course change may jeopardize an offer of admissions-basically do it at your own risk). I was accepted back in November and I am still taking 4 weighted classes this semester. I might be making something out of nothing, but I just thought I'd ask.
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Replies to: Dropping an AP class...

  • DroughtDrought Registered User Posts: 807 Member
    Why the hell would you do that?
  • BatlloBatllo - Posts: 3,047 Senior Member
    Not worth the risk of losing your spot at UW. Suck it up, stick it out, go the distance-the end is in sight.
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,339 Senior Member
    My son (a current UW-Madison freshman) changed his 2nd semester high school English class from a Lit class to a Creative Writing class. He emailed UW-Madison admissions in May and provided a reason why he changed his course. Here's part of his email:

    "I substituted a class with more emphasis on writing skills, in order to become even better prepared for college. The class is called "Advanced and Creative Writing".

    This is the response:

    Thank you for contacting the Office of Admissions at the University of
    > Wisconsin-Madison. We have received your email regarding your course
    > change and have printed it so it can be added to your application file.
    > If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us
    > again.

    I think it is okay to change your class as long as you provide a logical reason, and as you stated, you still have 4 other weighted (AP or Honors) classes.
  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 12,459 Senior Member
    A change that maximizes your education sounds better than sticking with a class. You will still have the same number of academic credits, ie you are not dropping and taking a study hall. If the reason to switch is that you are not doing well in the AP class it is better that you substitute a course you will learn more in. It is not about the transcript but about you learning and enjoying your final HS semester.
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,339 Senior Member
    News: Senior Change Policy - Office of Admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Information from the admissions website on notification regarding a course change.
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