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Islandsandmirrors

Taking only 6 units this semester?

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So I went from being a full time student to part time. I dropped my 3 hour lab class because the class was at a horrible time. I dropped my last class since I was failing and didn't want to get a bad grade and bring down my GPA. I also happen to go to a CC. 

My mother disapproves of my class-dropping and says that I'm just lazy when it's not even that. She knows I took five classes (15 units.) at one point and got As and Bs. 

Thing is, because of my Bipolar disorder, it's very hard for me at times. I developed mania because I was under too much stress and this is my first semester back in a year and I just want to get back into the swing of things with the intention of getting good grades. I plan to make it up by taking 5 classes in the Spring and next fall to transfer. I'll be taking 2 classes in the summer as well. 

I took one semester off because of my depressive/manic episodes. I took the next semester off because I was on horrible medication that made my mind go foggy and I couldn't stay attentive in class. 

I just really want to be done with CC but if it's going to take a bit longer than so be it. 

Has anyone done anything similar? 

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It took me 13 years to get a "4-year" degree. Nobody but you knows what you can do. I took lighter course load because I was always working 2-3 jobs. I had semesters and even years off because life got in the way. I can't even imagine trying to work through full time with a significant illness. The fact that you're still going it's a win. Do what works for you and don't let the criticism of others (even your mom) bring you down. 

 

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25 minutes ago, Islandsandmirrors said:

How do you mean that? :confused:

I think he means that you and Notme have smartly chosen the best plan for yourselves. :) 

Yes, a lighter course load and taking summer classes is a good method. I have a family member who worked full time and only took one class each semester. He took 10 years to get his bachelor degree. He never regretted it. 

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15 hours ago, Islandsandmirrors said:

So I went from being a full time student to part time. I dropped my 3 hour lab class because the class was at a horrible time. I dropped my last class since I was failing and didn't want to get a bad grade and bring down my GPA. I also happen to go to a CC. 

My mother disapproves of my class-dropping and says that I'm just lazy when it's not even that. She knows I took five classes (15 units.) at one point and got As and Bs. 

Thing is, because of my Bipolar disorder, it's very hard for me at times. I developed mania because I was under too much stress and this is my first semester back in a year and I just want to get back into the swing of things with the intention of getting good grades. I plan to make it up by taking 5 classes in the Spring and next fall to transfer. I'll be taking 2 classes in the summer as well. 

I took one semester off because of my depressive/manic episodes. I took the next semester off because I was on horrible medication that made my mind go foggy and I couldn't stay attentive in class. 

I just really want to be done with CC but if it's going to take a bit longer than so be it. 

Has anyone done anything similar? 

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On 9/28/2016 at 0:00 AM, Islandsandmirrors said:

How do you mean that? :confused:

@hameedeh understood me correctly, I thought you will get it too.

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