Originally Posted by nolansmummy
satori - sorry i haven't ever posted here before, but as for your financial aid, are you 100% that your fin. aid will get cut if you drop. This summer my husband dropped a class (his only class) on the last day to drop, and since he had already gone a certain percentage of the class - i don't know like more than 1/2 maybe- then we didn't have to give back/pay back the financial aid already awarded to us...summer of course may be different which is why i ask.
If you will lose the money, talk to the professor, explain as much as you are comfortable, and see what they say. Often times they will let you make up an assignment, they just don't like to advertise it to all the students otherwise everyone would be asking for an extension. I hope everything works out for you. I completely understand about the financial aid. My husband and i are living off ours and every little penny is planned out and allotted for, if we were to lose some, it would be very hard...
I'm quite sure, I wont have to pay any back but they break up our payments into a couple payments though out the semester and there prorated based on how many units you are enrolled in at the time the checked are disbursed. My PELL grant is disbursed in 2 payments, I already received one and the next won't be disbursed until Nov 7 and the last day to drop with a W is today. I don't know what to do, today was the midterm for that class and I failed it. Its not even graded yet but on the study guide the teacher said we would have 1.5 hours to take it. I arrianged childcare so I could work quickly without distraction. It turned out to be 25 multiple choice questions which I'm sure I did fine on even though it went slowly (who would have thought psychology could be so complex!?), 10 of them turned out to be multiple part essay questions that would have taken me 30 minutes EACH to answer, I can not quickly do essays, especially when typing. I am a very slow typist and need time to formulate my thoughts when typing (I write faster then I type) vs writing for some reason. The essays were worth 100 pts while the multiple choice were only worth 50. I didn't even finish the first essay question before I ran out of time
Plus something else that's frustrating, once you opened the test it informs you that you have 2 HOURS to complete the test, well I didn't have 2 hours of childcare and could not be late so I had to stop the test at 1.5 hours
I am feeling really frustrated with the class, myself and my teacher. Every other class it seems is rather balanced so even if you blow all the tests you have a chance of passing with a C from doing other assignments and stuff. Not so with this teacher. Makes me feel slightly better that so far the class average for the test is only 79% so lots of people did badly... (we've had a few days to do the test but once you opened it you had to complete it and I couldn't get a sitter until today, anyway so all the tests that were completed by last night have already been scored and that was the average) to me a C avergae says the test is to hard or a bad teacher. I would say its BOTH. Can you believe she has not lectured ONCE? Each week you answer 2-3 questions on the bulletin board which require no real thought or understanding of the subject matter, read the chapter then the 3 chances at grades. Opps, sorry, 4, 2 papers, midterm and final. Not even so much as an email saying "hey class! welcome to week 9! this week were studying xyz!"