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You ever notice that when it is time to sign up for classes there is a grace period that universities give you to drop them? This is because every class is not a good fit for you, especially if it is an elective and your choices are wide.
When it is a prerequisite to your major classes, it may not be easy to drop, but even then, you may want to drop it till later when you are ready to take the course.

How can you tell when you are sitting in a class if you should take the initiative to drop instead of sitting through it, paying for it, and getting absolutely nothing out of it, or having to take it again because you failed it?

1. Complete loss of focus
There you are sitting in class, and you are a million miles away mentally. You want to learn this subject, but you cannot focus on anything that your professor is saying. Nothing gets you motivated about the lecture. Get out of there as soon as you can. This is a dud for you and you will be paying for nothing.

2. Criticize, condemn and complain
These are the 3 c’s of depression. If all you do is criticize, condemn and complain about this class, you are in the wrong place. No one wants to spend 10-15 weeks in a state of unhappiness, and you will hate yourself for not dropping it. Get out!

3. Lazy days allowed
Every student has time when they just don’t want to do anything that has to do with classes. That’s okay, we all get brain farts now and then. But if you find yourself always showing up late to the class, never-on-time with any of the work because nothing makes sense to you, or that everything you try to do you have to force yourself to do it, or hire a writing service to always write my research paper for you, then get out! You are not helping yourself by allowing your work to be completed by someone else all the time.

4. The electives excite you more
You are getting low grades in your major but all of a sudden you find that your electives in other interests are bringing you extreme happiness. It is time to change majors if this happens. Talk to your counselor and your parents right away about changing your major.
You and millions of other students do every year, it is okay, this does not make you a failure. It makes you a person that knows what makes them happy. When your grades go in and your future employer looks at your transcript they want to see that you excelled in your field of study.
Your original choice may have been peer or parent-initiated and you just jumped on the bandwagon thinking that it is what you wanted. Now is the time to focus on your future, and nobody can make those choices but you.

5. Further research shows dismay
Now that you have had the chance to see what your choice is like, you may feel a tug of dismay at having to do this for a lifetime. If you feel that tug, listen to it. That is your gut saying, get out!
The average student changes their major at least 3 times before settling into what they love to do. If that makes you feel better, what are you waiting for, click the button that says DROP! Good luck!