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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
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    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

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    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

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    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
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    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

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

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