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Dropping a class in your major

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Neuronette

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  1. Pre-Medical
    During freshman year (1st semester), I took a sociology course taught by a horrific professor who actually stopped showing up to class. I took a variety of classes that year and it was my first sociology course. A week before the final, I was getting too much anxiety about the class and I dropped it (despite the fact that the lowest I would have probably gotten was an A-/A).
    I took the W and swore I would never take another socio course, but *sigh* it seems that I would need to take this course to fulfill a minor in public policy.

    Who knows, I may actually like the subject (since my opinion was entirely based upon the unpleasant experience with the professor), but just hypothetically speaking, if I liked it and decided to major or minor in it, would it seem terribly bad to med schools or even future employers that I dropped my first course in a class I ended up majoring in?

    Thanks:)
     

    kexy

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    Aug 27, 2009
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    1. Attending Physician
      One W your first semester is not an issue at all, as long as it doesn't become a pattern, and this is probably true whether or not the class was in your major. I had a W in a prereq sophomore year, and only 1 interviewer asked me about it. Personally, I passionately loathe sociology and would give anything to drop my current course...
       
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