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Correct time to drop discussed

“Should I drop?” is a burning question students ask themselves at one time or another, so SE success coach Janell Oliphant met with SE students Sept. 10 to help them answer that question.

To Drop or Not to Drop equipped students with information about the resources available to avoid dropping out of a class.

First, Oliphant recommended students consider their time and priorities.
“Some courses require more work than others,” she said.

Students should manage their course times and workloads to conform around a lifestyle that they feel comfortable with, Oliphant said.

“Reach out to instructors, success coaches, academic advisors and financial counselors before deciding to drop,” she said.

Dropping a class can affect a student’s degree plan as well as financial aid.

“If students find themselves in a position where they need to drop, they should be aware that there are consequences for dropping too many times,” she said.

In her presentation, Oliphant listed a Third Attempt Rule, which states that on the student’s third attempt of a dropped course, the tuition of that course will increase.

In addition, a Drop Six Rule, applicable “to every higher education institution in Texas,” states that a student cannot drop more than six classes during his or her entire college career.

— Angela Barajas

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