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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript Getters and Setters Creating Setter Methods

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

Perhaps the instructions are unclear on the Creating Setter Methods Challenge Task 2 of 2, or perhaps I haven't been paying close enough attention as to grasp this concept yet, but I'm plain and simply stuck.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

creating_setters.js
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){
  this._major = major;
  if (this.credits > 30){
    this._major="None";
    }
  }
}

var student = new Student(3.9, 60);

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there, Paul Harvey ! Personally, I think you're doing terrific! You have, however, reversed the logic a bit here :smiley: Your code sets the major to "None" for sophomores, juniors and seniors. With your logic there, only freshman get to have a major which is a bit bizarre for any college/university.

The challenge wants only juniors and seniors to have majors and not freshmen or sophomores. The root of your problem is in your conditional. There are a couple of ways to do this.

You could check to see if the level is either "Freshman" or "Sophomore":

if (this.level == "Freshman" || this.level == "Sophomore")

Alternatively, you could see if their credits are less than or equal to 60 :smiley:

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Many thanks! Glad to know I was close, but your steps helped me finish the challenge. :)