Should I Withdraw? (Peds)

  1. Hi all. I'm in a bit of a dilemma. Currently I'm taking Peds & have a 75% average in the class when our school requires a 76%. I'm pretty disappointed at myself since I envisioned doing well in the class but started off with bad footing on my 1st exam and barely passed. I took the initiative on myself to do better on the next exam. While I did have a better raw score it wasn't enough to push me pass 76% (it dropped me to 75%). I have 1 more quiz, a final, & a cumulative exam (that can either really help me or damage my grade beyond repair even if I got A's on the next test or final).

    I'm really scared since things can go either way. I have been in this situation once before and didn't make it... and I can't Fail another class (school policy). I am also currently thinking if I should withdraw from the class before the deadline to withdraw passes.

    Couldn't discuss my options with my parents since they practically got angry when I mentioned my current score when it posted. They don't even want to talk to me. (I totally understand that since I'm upset about it myself and our concerns w/ tuition and stuff.). So... I'm looking to here for some advice or insight so I can think before making a decision? Would really appreciate it.....
    Last edit by jolyne24 on Jul 15
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Simplistic
    I would be careful about withdrawing.. At my school a withdraw from a nursing class is considered the same thing as a fail.
  4. by   caliotter3
    Have you discussed this with your nursing advisor?
  5. by   jolyne24
    I'm currently setting up a time to meet with my nursing advisor asap before the deadline.
  6. by   jolyne24
    Quote from Simplistic
    I would be careful about withdrawing.. At my school a withdraw from a nursing class is considered the same thing as a fail.
    Thank you Simplistic. I currently looked up my school's policy to make sure. As long as I turn in the request before the deadline the class will not count towards my gpa but will have a "W". However when I take the class again I would have to stick through the whole thing. It will also delay my graduation date.
    Last edit by jolyne24 on Jul 15 : Reason: add quote
  7. by   OsceanSN2019
    Quote from jolyne24
    Thank you Simplistic. I currently looked up my school's policy to make sure. As long as I turn in the request before the deadline the class will not count towards my gpa but will have a "W". However when I take the class again I would have to stick through the whole thing. It will also delay my graduation date.
    It may delay your graduation but at least it gives you another chance to continue on in the program.
  8. by   Simplistic
    Quote from jolyne24
    Thank you Simplistic. I currently looked up my school's policy to make sure. As long as I turn in the request before the deadline the class will not count towards my gpa but will have a "W". However when I take the class again I would have to stick through the whole thing. It will also delay my graduation date.
    When is the final withdraw date? I would continue to stay in the class up to the deadline. If youre still in the mid 70 range by then, then I would withdraw. I would NOT risk it.
  9. by   C0SM0
    I'd double check with a nursing advisor to make sure you're able to re-take the class if you drop with a failing grade. My school also has a one class re-take option, but if we drop a class while failing it counts as our one fail. If they allow you to drop a class while failing and re-take that class without penalty, I'd be very surprised as that seems like a pretty big loophole in the policy. It seems like someone would essentially be able to take classes an infinite amount of times as long as they drop before the deadline.

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