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Do colleges care if you drop a class senior year?

I'm a bit stressed out, and I'm considering dropping one of my classes this year. Will it negatively impact my college applications if I drop a class during my senior year? Should I stick with it or prioritize my mental health?

8 months ago

It's important to prioritize your well-being, and college admissions officers understand that students are more than just their transcripts. However, dropping a class in your senior year can be a flag for colleges, especially if it's a core subject or an advanced class that relates to your intended major. They want to see that you can handle a challenging course load and are ready for college-level work. My advice would be to first consider if there are support systems or resources, like tutoring, that could help you manage the workload. If you do decide to drop the class, make sure to provide context in your applications (there's typically a section where you can explain changes in your coursework) so that the admissions officers understand your reasons. Remember, your health is paramount, but it's also valuable to show commitment and perseverance through academic challenges.

8 months ago

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