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"W" on transcript and switching majors

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by aquatears, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. aquatears

    aquatears New Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    I am failing a class in my major (Phy Sci), and I talked to the professor today and he says there's nothing he can do for me. He says it's probably best if I drop the course (and get a "W" on my transcript) and retake it next year.

    Problem is, the course is part of a sequence and this course won't be offered again until next spring. Which means I would have to stay in college at least an extra quarter.

    If I want to graduate with the rest of my class, however, I can switch to a different science major - since some of the Phy Sci upper div classes I've taken can count for those requirements. I actually really dislike Phy Sci, and I haven't been doing well in most of the upper divs. I think I picked a wrong major for me, to be honest.

    What are your thoughts? Would a "W" on an upper div major course look bad? Would schools think less of me for switching to a different major?
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  3. jc812

    jc812 Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    1) drop the course- receive the "W"
    2) Switch majors, if you can. You already said you don't think that you chose the right major so why continue on?
  4. a1bui

    a1bui 5+ Year Member

    May 10, 2005
    you can have a "W" or two, just retake and do well. There's plenty of students who apply with more then one. You can also switch majors; that's not even a big deal. As long as your'e in a science major, and do well in the pre-req. courses, I'm sure the schools won't care.

    I had 2 W's and switched majors (from one science to another).
  5. JeffChou

    JeffChou Your mom goes to college 5+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Switch to something you find interesting and want to learn. You should enjoy your time in college. Just make sure you are on top of your pre-reqs and show them you are competent in science.
  6. sportsdude00

    sportsdude00 2+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    I currently have 3 Ws from switching majors, etc.
    You're not alone!

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