An email I got from my psych professor..........
Hi. Thank you for your message. First, I'm glad you're mentioning this to me now before the start of the semester. In years past, I sometimes have had students who, like you, were pregnant and expecting to deliver at some point during the course of the semester. Based on past experience, I have found that in the majority of the cases, there were many difficulties in trying to complete the course for these students. Most of these students ultimately decided to drop my course or take it at another time. So, I would first suggest to you to strongly re-evaluate whether it is sensible for you to remain in my course for the spring.
As you'll quickly find out, my General Psychology class is a very demanding class. The good news though is that I offer online General Psychology on a very regular basis. In fact, I'll be offering multiple sections of it again in the Summer and later in the Fall of 2013.
Now, per University policies, for me to consider the possibilities of any extensions, I would need to have documentation of some sort from your physician. (You could just scan and e-mail me any such letter.) And, any such extensions would be limited to the time period during around your delivery.
there are a total of 15 chapters to read. seperated into 4 sections. for each section there is two 200-300 word assignments to do, along with 1 exam. the assignments and exams are due at the same time, but for each have 2 weeks to do so. I dont forsee a problem in this class. The last day of class, the last day available for the last exam/assignment, is May 6. I am due May 20. There is no "final". The first day available for the last exam/assignment is April 22.
I do wonders when teaching myself rather than sitting in a class, so I see no problem taking online classes. Also, as long as I am not stuck in the hospital, because of my personality, I will be doing the assignments/exam on the very first day available so that I can start with the next section.
All the other professors havent told me anything like this. Just simply, if I miss an exam due to the pregnancy, then to make sure I turn in documents stating so (basically a note from the DR) so that make-ups can be planned.
What would you do?
oh and also, classes start tomorrow. I have been trying to get into this class and just got in friday.