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Question #90882 posted on 01/26/2018 11:20 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am finally graduating in August (hopefully) in Political Science. I am taking IS 201 online right now to fulfill one of the requirements for the major and also taking IS 110 through independent study because you have to take it before or concurrently with IS 201. IS 110 is all about excel and my whole job revolves around excel, so I am not learning anything. It also should be easy, but it is so boring and long that I can't focus. So my question is, once I am done with IS 201 in April, can I withdraw from IS 110 independent study? IS 201 is the requirement for the major and not IS 110 so I don't see a problem.

-Hopeful Graduate


Dear you,

My suggestion: run the idea past your major advisor, they'll be able to tell you whether your department cares or not. For political science, that's Jennifer Hoggan, who you can email at the address given on that page. (When I found out I was going to have to take some 100 level classes I could have gotten out of with certain AP exams, I talked to people and clarified that they'd accept those if I went back and took them after starting college; saved me some time taking 3 credit intro classes in stuff that I could show I knew, similar to your situation. It worked for me, so I'd say you've got a chance.) 

~Anne, Certainly


Dear Hopeful,

I actually took IS 110 at BYU, but not through Independent Study. Things may be different between the two, but when I took the class there was an option to test out of it. Basically they would give you a document that told you what they wanted you to do with Excel and if you went and did it well, you would get an A in the class. I don't know if that is still the same, but if not there is another option. You don't have to go at the pace of the class, you can go as fast as you want. This means that you can just do all of the assignments in a couple weeks and be done with the class. That way you can be done with both of the classes and have no other problems, right?

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