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Should I Drop a Class?

Each time when a student is too exhausted and overloaded with classes he/she is tempted to drop the class.

Too high requirements of the professor or health issues often strengthen this desire. However, being logistically simple, class dropping procedure is not so inoperative, as it may have some influence on your academic future. To omit sad experience look through the following items to think over all aspects of it.

  1. Is This Class Important for Your Graduation?

Consider the matter several times if you are going to drop the class which is necessary for your one or two years later graduation. The reason why is because dropping of it may lead to more challenges than benefits. The most frequent consequences are that you will have to graduate later than all your classmates. Correspondingly, you will get involved in workforce later too. Moreover, it can influence your professional opportunities as the knowledge you will get in this course this year may be useful for better understanding of next semester subjects.

  1. Is This Class Tied with Other Classes?

There are many interactive or sequenced subjects in your educational process. For example, this semester you may have Chemistry 101 and the next Chemistry 102. Thus, it is impossible to start Chemistry 102 before you finish Chemistry 101. Take this into consideration in case you what to drop a class, especially, if current class is a prerequisite for your major.

  1. How Does Reduced Course Load Influence on Financial Aid?

Your full-time status the same as financial aid have a specific requirement about the number of courses you should attend. Your scholarship, loads and grand have their requirements too. For this reason, it is rational to consult your financial aid officer and supervisor before you decide to drop some course to avoid unexpected losses and inconveniences.

  1. How Is Drop Class Indicated on Your Transcript?

When you come to drop from your class it is registered nowhere at once, however, later your transcript will include “W” (withdraw) near this course. Firstly, you may think that it is not important information, but remember, that some employers ask to show them not only college documents but also school transcripts and GPA. “W” thing is one they pay attention to.

  1. Can I Omit Dropping the Class?  

While you are a school pupil academics should be in the first place for you. That is why, if you feel overloaded it is wiser to reconsider your extra-classes activities and cut them firstly. If the reason of your troubles with some subject lies in your difficulties with an understanding of it you may hire a tutor or ask someone knowledgeable from your school to explain the most difficult things to you.

Each student has a right to drop a class, but it is important to weigh all pros and cons before doing this. Live easier is less complicated but not always more beneficial. Future consequences of today’s decision are the things you should consider.