should I withdraw from this class?

  1. Help! I am taking human growth and development online, and I think I am getting a B or C. I am struggling with Algebra, which I need to pass this summer to apply to the nursing program.
    Here is the dilemma: I have one more week to finish the first half of Algebra, I have 2 chapters to get through. (BTW, I am getting an "A" in Algebra) I have a test to take on Growth and Development tonight that I have barely studied for, and a project that is due Tuesday that I have not even started.
    I am thinking I could pass development with a "C" if I keep up this minimal effort (which is all I have to give right now) but I am most likely going to want to go to the University of Michigan eventually, and this is one of the required courses for that. Should I withdraw now and retake it when I know I can get an "A" on it?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   All_Smiles_RN
    An "A" will look better than a "C". I don't want to tell you to withdraw, but if you think you could definitely do better at another time, withdrawing sounds like a good option. I had to withdraw from all my classes one semester and having the withdraws on my transcripts did not affect my ability to get accepted into the nursing program. Good luck with whatever your decision might be!
    ...Jennifer...
  4. by   baylorchic06
    [font=Comic Sans MS]I would suggest that you dont withdraw from the Human Growth and Devel. class untill you know for a fact that you are failing. I just got accepted into Baylor University in Dallas at the Nursing School and I know that the pre-req's for nursing school are difficult. Some easier than others, but if it were me in your situation. Yes, an "A" looks better than a "C" but in nursing school passing looks good as well. I know how you feel with a "C" but I am a "A" student usually and I got a "C" in Ab. Psyc. and Baylor said that is a difficult class. They were just happy to see that I got through it passing. SO, long story short... my suggestion would be stick with it... when you get in nursing school, you cant just quit when things get tough!
  5. by   renerian
    I would not drop either.

    renerian
  6. by   cherokeesummer
    Yeah I wouldn't drop either, unless you really feel it won't work. I got C's in A and P and that never bit me in the butt, when I went for my BA in Psych or when I got into nursing school.
  7. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from marcieg
    Help! I am taking human growth and development online, and I think I am getting a B or C. I am struggling with Algebra, which I need to pass this summer to apply to the nursing program.
    Here is the dilemma: I have one more week to finish the first half of Algebra, I have 2 chapters to get through. (BTW, I am getting an "A" in Algebra) I have a test to take on Growth and Development tonight that I have barely studied for, and a project that is due Tuesday that I have not even started.
    I am thinking I could pass development with a "C" if I keep up this minimal effort (which is all I have to give right now) but I am most likely going to want to go to the University of Michigan eventually, and this is one of the required courses for that. Should I withdraw now and retake it when I know I can get an "A" on it?
    I know how you feel, a C aint great and if you are accustomed to As that first C can be tough to accept. In nursing school you will find you have to accept that very darn few of us carry a 4.0. Accept the C, it probably won't be the last one.
  8. by   klone
    I would not drop it. I would focus more time on that class. IMO, it's better to get two Bs, then to have an A and a W on your transcript.
  9. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Sometimes it's worth biting the bullet and taking the C just so a class is out of your way. I am assuming your science classes have labs. They're more credit hours and will be weighted more when tabulating your QPA. If you're going into Peds, you may want to take a refresher, but I would let it go otherwise.

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