I don’t know the complete story (why you chose the course, why you’re shifting, which year you’re in, how long VSO is allowed, what you really like doing, where you think your strengths lie, which program you plan shifting to, etc.), but I get you’re not happy (not willing, not able?) with your current course (is it in CS? Or Engg?)… I hope you’re headed to somewhere closer to whatever you like (and where you might perform better), otherwise it might just become an unending cycle.
Mine is a bit of a “success story,” because I’ve heard of some horror stories (of staying in the univ much longer, shifting later in the course, having to shift again, discontinue, etc.). Hope it helps inspire, enlighten, or motivate you.
I was from Chem Engg in UPD, but I shifted after my 1st year. I wasn’t used to failure until that year of emotional and mental torture (simply put, I wasn’t good enough for that course). I just took it because I wanted to carry on my brother’s unfulfilled dream (it was his course in UPLB before some unfortunate event happened). I was good enough to make it to Engg, but getting out was of course a tougher mission. Anyway, I decided to make the move and shift to something I was not really sure I’d like, but I knew was closer to what I’m more interested in, and I might excel better (i.e., media, with some math) - hence, Communication Research in CMC. But yeah, definitely wasn’t that easy. I was not allowed to shift right away. There was 1 sem when I was in limbo. They used to mock me “BS Nuclear Mechanics (NM)” which really meant Non-Major (not belonging to any college… just up there floating in the air). The condition: If after a year I had not successfully found myself a new course, I would be kicked out of the university. Imagine that feeling of uncertainty. Add to that, of course, the “price” of a delayed graduation, the risk of losing my scholarship, and family members who’d rather make me choose something more practical (a degree in CMC wasn’t seen to be “practical” back then, perhaps still true for some up to now).
Fast forward, yeah I got in to CMC, I made it to where I am in my career, made great friends and family, found my love - all because of that shift. And I wouldn’t have it any other way - it’s one of the most humbling and life-changing experiences of my life. I knew I was being prepared for something better. Cheesy, but everything really for a greater reason.
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Hope you share more as long as you’re comfy, it might help ease out all the dilemma, and so that we can give more practical advices. Wishing you the best of luck!