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10 Reasons to Utilize Late Drop

So, you’re feeling a little unsure about that grade in MATH 140 right now. Or maybe that foreign language requirement isn’t going exactly as you planned.

Don’t worry too much, because Late Drop is here to save the day. The deadline for Late Drop is Friday, April 6 at 11:59 p.m. According to eLion, students are also able to Late Drop a course during this week between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 a.m.

The odds are that if you need to Late Drop a course, you probably already know this, and maybe even took care of it already. If not, here are some reasons why you might want to consider utilizing Late Drop:

10. If That Hot Guy/Girl Dropped It Already

I guess this isn’t really a huge priority, but if you’re on the fence about a class then maybe this will be some extra motivation to drop it.

9. If Your Professor Asks If You Are Still Enrolled in the Class

This isn’t a great sign. If it’s a big class, then I understand that the prof probably won’t recognize your face (unless you are a standout #10). If it’s in a smaller class where the professor knows everyone’s names…you might have some problems.

8. If You’re Positive You Can Pay the $6 Transaction Fee

Before you click that button, make sure you have $6 to spare. Yes, there is a fee for Late Drop.

7. If You’re Drunk While You’re Reading This and You Have a Major Paper Due Tomorrow

You might have a chance if you’re hungover-drunk. However, if you’re daylonging and haven’t done much with this paper…just crack open a fresh one and set a reminder to Late Drop that class. And if you really are daylonging – nice.

6. If You See a Classmate Point at You and Ask, “Who is that?”

Again, this is more for those intimate classes where you might not know everyone’s name, but you at least recognize their face. If someone is really going to take the time to single you out then perhaps it’s because you haven’t been to class enough. Please, spare me the amazing stories about how you never went to one class and still passed. I’ve heard it all before.

5. If a Drink Special Regularly Takes Precedent Over Studying for Exams

The drink specials are pretty tempting, but they’ll be there next week too. If you regularly sided with the Monkey Boy or went to one too many Country Nights at Pickle’s instead of doing some extra studying then you might want to really examine your grade. Those Monkey Boys…they’ll get ya.

4. If You’ve Asked, “We had a test last class?” (on more than one occasion)

Not the best phrase to say, but it happens. The problem is when it happens multiple times. Maybe your prof is cool about missing exams, but I highly doubt it.

3. If This Post Served as a Reminder for When the Deadline is

Yeah, if you already planned on dropping a class and this post reminded you about the deadline, then go ahead and drop that sucker. Oh, and you’re welcome. 

2. If an Easier Section is Open Next Semester

If the course you are trying to drop is a requirement, and you can get into an easier section next semester, then do it up. If not, you might have to register for a summer course (more like a bummer course?…sorry… I had to try that one out).

1. If Your Adviser Advises You to Do So

Do it.

Well, hopefully this post will help with your decision. What are some other reasons a student might want to Late Drop a course? Let us know in the comments, unless you need to go to class.

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About the Author

Shawn Christ

I am a junior majoring in print journalism. I am American. I am a Lion.

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