Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3416 Before withdrawing from a class, consider the following:  Are there limits to how many classes you can withdraw from over the course of your college career?  What are the withdrawal procedures and deadlines? Is written per- mission from the professor or other paperwork required?  How will a withdrawal be reflected on your transcript? (A string of Ws on a transcript is not impressive.)  If you need to retake the class, when is it scheduled next? What’s the likelihood that you’ll get in? Can you retake the class during the sum- mer or at another school?  Is the class a prerequisite for another class you’d planned to take the following semester? Does this class fall within a sequence of courses? If so, how will this affect your academic and graduation plans?  If you withdraw, will you get full, partial, or no tuition reimbursement?  What effect will withdrawing have on your student status? If you drop below full-time status, will this affect your eligibility for financial aid, scholarships, meal plans, or living in a residence hall? Avoid withdrawing from a class unless it is necessary. If you do need to withdraw, be sure that you understand the possible ramifications for your academic course sequence and plan. Use career planning and career counseling services Unlike in high school where the school counselor assists students with both course selection and career planning, colleges typically have separate departments for academic advisement and career planning. If you haven’t already done so, make an appointment at your college’s Career Services or Career Center. Making wise academic decisions is predicated upon having sound career plans and possessing accurate, up-to-date information about careers that are consistent with your major. Career planning goes hand-in-hand with academic planning. “The best advice I ever got was to go to Career Services. Now I have a plan and I know what I’m doing.” Coby, junior political science major