Might have to drop a class?

Students Pre-Nursing


This is my last semester of pre-req's and start my nursing courses in Sept. I'm taking nutrition, a&p2, micro and an English elective. Over spring break my older son had some major problems and wound up in the hospital. I missed a week of classes while he was still hospitalized. I did contact my professors and they were understanding. But when he finally was discharged he wasn't able to go back to school. So I'm now missing a second week of classes.

I'm very worried that I'm not going to be able to catch back up. I haven't even able to read or study. I have a project for micro that was due lat week which I haven't finished. I'm wondering if it makes more sense to drop micro and take it over the summer or try to catch up an hope my grades don't tank? I had a 3.9 GPA and am an honor student. My anxiety is through the roof.

Any thoughts? I know I need to go see my adviser and speak to my professors. I haven't been able to get to campus without my child.


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Personally, I would drop it if it is early enough in your semester that you do not get penalized. Protecting your GPA is pretty crucial in your prerequisites to make sure you remain competitive for the application process. Weigh your specific circumstances, but that's my opinion. Micro and A&P in the same semester is somewhat difficult even under the best of circumstances.

Specializes in ICU.

Have you already been accepted to the program? Are any of these classes prereqs that determine you entrance? If you drop are you allowed to take it over the summer? Will it affect your financial aid? There are lots of factors that go into this and I would speak with your advisor before making any decisions.


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I'm already accepted for the fall. While I do need micro, my school is running it over the summer.

I talked to my professor for quite a while. She strongly suggested I not drop since classes are finished in May. She also assured me I could make up the stuff I have missed and that he would work with me to get it done. At least I have the option of taking it again if my grade ends up being awful.

I'm still feeling really overwhelmed but am just going to focus on one thing at a time and hope my GPA doesn't drop too far. I'm trying so hard to hold onto my high grades. I do realize that with everything going on at home I'm probably not going to be able to keep it as high as it was.

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