I’m a first year student at UTSC and I’m currently taking a Physics course. However, since Math isn’t my strongest subject I decided to take the Y course and so I have to take the second part of Physics next year since it’s only offered in the winter. I never took Physics in high school either so I’m already doing pretty bad right now, and I’m sure I’d benefit if I took it next year. I’d be down to 3 courses for this term if I do this. Would it affect the OSAP money I’m getting next term if I drop this course now?
It’s like looking in the mirror at my first year self – well kind of, if we alter the whole UTSC and Physic things and pretty much every other detail minus the dropping courses.
It’s good you’re staying in at least three courses (and I’m assuming you are taking a relatively full course load next semester) The registrar office can’t release OSAP to you unless you are a full time student (3 credits or more).
I personally didn’t tell them that I had dropped down in my course load, and my OSAP remained the same (sneaky sneaky) but I also am not going to tell you to do that and have them be all angry and refuse you OSAP in the future. And then you won’t be able to pay for second year, and have to drop out of school and live in a soggy box the rest of your life. Dramatic.
I would suggest popping in Admissions and Awards and just informing them of your course change.
And speaking of popping in …maybe also talk to your Academic Advisor before you drop y0ur course. From experience, courses aren’t easier in the future. There is always something that is going to cause you difficulties. Eventually all the dropped courses build up and you find yourself in your 6th year at U of T. In a year long course, there is plently of time to make up your mark. BUT when it comes down to it, it’s up to you.