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CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 09:39:08

I'm in uni. I'm really struggling.

The last day of withdrawing so it will be seen as withdrawn without fail is on the 23rd.

Lapinlapin Sun 11-Sep-16 09:41:03

What's the subject? Do you mean dropping one subject (I.e as part of a Combined Honours degree) or do you mean drop out of Uni altogether?

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 09:43:23

Just the subject. But I'd have to take it again as it is a core.

It's Python programming.

BWatchWatcher Sun 11-Sep-16 09:45:07

Eugh, I feel your pain. Python is not very nice.
You could withdraw and instead do code academy etc to get practice?

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 09:46:37

Just thinking of the money we spent on the tuition. sad DH said it's ok, just practice and take it again.

Ego147 Sun 11-Sep-16 09:47:02

What course are you doing?

Is Python essential?

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 09:52:15

Yeah, it's a core subject. I'm doing Information Systems.

OwlinaTree Sun 11-Sep-16 09:54:00

If you have to take it because it's a core subject, maybe it's worth persevering. Can you speak to your tutor about getting some additional support?

Ego147 Sun 11-Sep-16 09:55:07

What happens if you withdraw?

What are the pros and cons? You could do an 'IF' diagram. [sorry]

OwlinaTree Sun 11-Sep-16 09:55:34

I remember having some additional discussions with a tutor over a few issues I was having in a subject, and it really helped me to straighten it out in my head.

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 09:57:17

if I withdraw:
print("Tuition will not be refunded)
print("I will take it next semester)
print("I might fail and it will show up on my transcript and pull down my GPA"

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 09:57:57

if I withdraw:
print("Tuition will not be refunded)
print("I will take it next semester)
print("I might fail and it will show up on my transcript and pull down my GPA")

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Ego147 Sun 11-Sep-16 10:01:41

Mumsnet does not allow indentations grin

If you retake it, do you have to pay again?

If you fail it, can you retake it later so that does not affect your GPA?

(Are you American?)

AnthonyPandy Sun 11-Sep-16 10:02:46

The cost of the fees that will not be refunded and your dh says don't worry about - how much is it?

When would you take it again? Feb?

Will that mean Feb is extra busy as you will do what you should be doing plus this again?

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 10:02:56

Yes, I have to pay again. I'm in Australia.

Wellywife Sun 11-Sep-16 10:06:00

If I'm reading it correctly then if you withdraw the loss is mainly financial? You'll still need to take it but you can get some more input and hopefully feel more confident. If you plough on, you don't pay twice but a poor mark could affect your overall grade?

Do you think extra time will help it 'click'? In that case if DH agrees with you to pay the extra funding I'd probably withdraw but get lots of extra help before trying again.

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 10:10:10

Yeah, it's the money and it will show in the transcript as withdrawn without fail. This is my second semester, and my grades have been above average so far so I don't want to tarnish it.

I know I can do it but I just need more time and maybe more warm up. This is my first programming subject.

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 10:11:16

Also, I might have to extend for a semester and graduate late, but there's danger of that happening now anyway because I got an internship and need to go part time to accommodate it.

MaitlandGirl Sun 11-Sep-16 10:14:56

I'm also in Australia and I've just withdrawn from one of my subjects - I'm now on 3/4 load. I missed census date deliberately (because I needed my full load scholarship) so I'll have to pay eventually (I'm deferring my fees through HECS) but figure that if I pay my SAF every semester from now on as it comes due it'll balance out the cost of the additional subject on my HECS.

Like you I was worried about bringing down my GPA if I kept trying with this subject this semester and I'd rather try again at a later date.

I all honesty, if you're really struggling with the subject at week 8 it's not worth carrying on - there's only 13 weeks left in the semester so you don't have long left to get to grips with it.

WhatIsYourOpinion Sun 11-Sep-16 10:16:12

Mean, Ego

I would speak to your tutor, OP.

MaitlandGirl Sun 11-Sep-16 10:17:32

*13 weeks in the semester (not 13 weeks left)!

CoolToned Sun 11-Sep-16 10:18:28


I'll also be on 3/4 if I withdraw from this subject. The thing is, during class I understand it but I can't seem to solve problems. sad It's like I can't grasp the logic.

MaitlandGirl Sun 11-Sep-16 10:24:50

I withdrew as I didn't have the time to get my head around the subject - we've had a lot of illness in the extended family and my other subjects are so full on they're completely overwhelming and I just didn't have the time to for everything.

I've got a friend who's withdrawn from the same subject 3 times and she's finally getting her head around it. She's also on a 3/4 load and she wants to do masters then PhD so needs a high GPA - withdrawal without fail is no shame. The stress of struggling and trying can often make things worse.

Benedikte2 Sun 11-Sep-16 10:27:05

Cool toned your last post answers your question! It seems you will have to graduate later and your DH is ok with your withdrawing and postponing taking the subject so it looks like there very good reason to withdraw, especially as you feel you will have a better chance of passing with good marks later.
It's sometimes difficult to admit you need to withdraw when you've previous done so well but It will be a relief once you've done it and you can concentrate on your other subjects while you get up to speed with Python.
Good luck

Ego147 Sun 11-Sep-16 10:28:43

The thing is, during class I understand it but I can't seem to solve problems

Isn't problem solving a key part of information systems regardless of the language used?

Do you have to learn any more languages as part of the course?

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