Dropping a class

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  1. hs2013

    hs2013 5+ Year Member

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    Ok so I signed up for the honors program to be able to register for classes early. But the classes I have to take as part of the core honors curriculum are hell. It's not like they are difficult or anything but I just cannot stand it. I'd rather be lectured at for 1 hours 3 days a week and take 4 exams in an easy gen ed rather than taking as stupid honors class in which I have to read documents and then have class discussion and then write papers and do group projects.

    I AM DREADING THIS CLASS....

    Does a W look bad, especially if it's an honors class and it's showing my dropping the honors program basically...

    On the bright side, I just got a 100% on first OChem exam!
     
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  3. syeh3

    syeh3 5+ Year Member

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    I had a ton of Ws in my transcript...I never really loved science all that much...if I were to retake college again I'd would have studied comp sci and now it's a lil too late for me to change :(
     
  4. sjv

    sjv SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    A few won't matter, drop it.
     
  5. hs2013

    hs2013 5+ Year Member

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    But does dropping the honors program look bad?

    I'm really considering it now.
     
  6. 2THDDS

    2THDDS 2+ Year Member

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    if you can't stand it, drop it.
    I hate discussion class too, my I am kind getting used to it because one of my classes rely on classwork/discussion A LOT.
    It takes getting used to, but it's a different kind of learning, and it seems to work, to some degree :)

    But as far as your question is concerend, if you don't have many W's on your record already, it probably won't hurt you much.
    Go ahead!
     
  7. hs2013

    hs2013 5+ Year Member

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    Alright I think I will probably drop it but just one last concern... dropping it will drop me from 13 credits to 10 and from full-time to part-time will that look bad too?
     
  8. Weakfart

    Weakfart 2+ Year Member

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    That might be a cause for concern, but probably won't be too big of one. Are you doing research? I know for my school I can sign up for research credits at any point with a professor so if you are then I'd recommend that.
     
  9. AKSeawolf

    AKSeawolf 2+ Year Member

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    Honors program is not the thing for me either. But yay priority registration!
     
  10. hs2013

    hs2013 5+ Year Member

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    Just want some more opinions on whether dropping from 13 to 10 credits and full time to part time will look bad on my transcript.
     
  11. ROFL A PIGGY

    ROFL A PIGGY 5+ Year Member

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    I'm not sure how it would look to dschools, but I thought I would just chime in a little. If you think you can do the classes, even if you hate them, then I would at least think about just taking them. This is one of those times in life where you have a choice of the way you want to do it and the way that will help you best, and I think it would be a good character-building exercise if you went ahead and did the honors program.

    Plus, priority registration means so much more than it used to. I'll consider myself lucky if I graduate in 6 years. If I had to do it over again I would get priority registration in a heartbeat. And for me that's 2 years of lost income and lost experience, and 2 more years I have to stay in college.

    Whatever you choose, best of luck!
     

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