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You might be feeling disappointed because you chose your course based on little information or maybe you thought it would be very different to what it's turning out to be.  

Firstly, you're not alone - many students find themselves in the wrong course in the first few weeks of college.  Selecting the wrong course can damage confidence.  If you feel as though you may be in the wrong programme it is important to talk to someone about this as soon as possible.

  • CIT has a Careers Service with experienced and skilled staff who will discuss your career and training options with you. Make an appointment with a Careers Advisor so that you can start to formulate a plan based on your interests, aspirations and motivations.
  • Not sure whether you want to defer, withdraw or continue with your course? Book a session with an Academic Success Coach to review your options and discuss next steps.
  • It might also be the case that you’re feeling disappointed because you thought you would be doing or learning something different than you are. Often you may need to give it time to learn the basics before doing the more exciting material in later semesters. Talking with someone who knows the course, either a PALS leader, someone in 3rd or 4th year or a lecturer may help to clarify this for you.
  • Have a look at upcoming modules for the next Semester to understand what you'll be learning about. Often it's the case that course material gets more specific as you progress through the years.
  • Whatever your concern, it's best to address it rather than to ignore it, so do reach out so that you are fully informed of all consequences before you make your decision.
  • Reaching 1st Year Students

    In Semester 1, 2016, Academic Success Coaches interacted with over 1,950 students in their 1st 6 weeks of college.

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