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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript Getters and Setters Creating Setter Methods

Devin Ramirez
Devin Ramirez
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 10,790 Points

Bummer: Your setter method is returning the wrong value for the major property.

Guide me in the right direction. What am I missing? Video is unhelpful.

class Student {
    constructor(gpa, credits){
        this.gpa = gpa;
        this.credits = credits;

    stringGPA() {
        return this.gpa.toString();

    get level() {
        if (this.credits > 90 ) {
            return 'Senior';
        } else if (this.credits > 60) {
            return 'Junior';
        } else if (this.credits > 30) {
            return 'Sophomore';
        } else {
            return 'Freshman';

  set major(major) {
    if (this.level === 'Senior' || 'Junior') {
      this._major = major;
    } else if (this.level === 'Sophomore' || 'Freshman') {
      this._major = 'None';

var student = new Student(3.9, 60);

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,547 Points

Hi Devin Ramirez

You are on the right track, with just one error (and it is a very common error early on in code learning).

When using a comparative like OR (||) in a conditional statement, you need to specify each check to what is being checked specifically and directly.
Unlike spoken English, you can't just say "I want the apple that is red OR blue." In code, you would need to say "I want the apple that is red OR the apple that is blue." Notice how "apple" is repeated.

So in this exercise, you are comparing each thing to this.level. So instead of

this.level === 'Senior' || 'Junior'

you would need to do

this.level === 'Senior' || this.level === 'Junior'

Nice work.

:) :dizzy: