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Taking a semester off

Old 12-08-2015 at 10:24 PM   #1
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Taking a semester off
Hey guys, I'm in a really tight spot right now. I'm a first year compsci student and it seems the party lifestyle has caught up to bite me. Going into many of these exams my marks are quite poor, and I fear that I may fail one or two or my pre-reqs. From what I understand if I were to fail for example calc, I wouldn't be able to take the following calc courses next term. To add to this I have a few family issues going on and I don't feel like I could manage next term regardless.
So my question is this- could I take the next term off (drop the courses), come back for either the next fall or winter term, and re-enroll into them? And with no consequence? I'm mostly curious if it's possible for a student who'd only just have finished their first term, like me. Thanks!
Old 12-08-2015 at 11:00 PM   #2
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Why don't you ask your academic adviser?
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Old 12-08-2015 at 11:44 PM   #3
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I'm definitely going to. It's mostly just that I want to see if anyone has had experience with this recently, and also to have an idea of what to expect.
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Most sites have a search feature. Use it and you'll see similar questions have been asked before. But best bet it to go see your academic advisor.

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