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[Video] Will Dropping a Class Affect My College Admission Chances?

Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon January 28th, 2021

I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school's athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university's portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges' expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
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Maybe you want to take it easy for the last half of senior year. Your college applications are in, right? So what harm will dropping a class do at this point? Before you make any hasty moves, check out this video tip from former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, Elizabeth Heaton. In the latest installment of the video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert, Beth answers the question, “Can I drop a class? And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date on all the latest college planning tips from our college admissions and finance experts. College Application Prep 101


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