Imagine, you walk into a class you were less than enthused about. But it's a GenEd and you have to get it out of the way. The professor hands you the syllabus and goes over it with the class. As you're listening to the professor the class seems much harder than you realized. And not in a fun way. Nothing about the topic thrills you. You regret signing up for the class the second you leave the room.
What do you do? Do you...
A. Suck it up and go through with the class
B. Force a friend to sign up to make it less painful
C. Drop the class
Any of those answers are acceptable, C was the answer I was looking for.
Dropping a class during the first week of classes is not a bad thing. Sometimes it's the best choice. If you get into a class that's not your speed or you're just not into it, don't be afraid to drop it and add another.
Staying in a class is that you're not comfortable in could cause a whole mess of problems. FIrst and formost, you'll be wasting your time and money. If you fail because you didn't like the class then you've just wasted a boat load of money on a class you didn't want to take in the first place. And it sucks. You can try sticking though it and working hard, but in the end you'll ask yourself "Was it worth it?"
In the end if you're in a class you don't want to be in, drop it. Simple as that. It's the first week. We're allowed to make mistakes. Plus if the class was full, you just made someone on the waitlist very happy.