Should I drop this class and retake it?

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elcamino
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Should I drop this class and retake it?

Postby elcamino » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:41 pm

Hi guys! So this is my situation.

I'm currently struggling in econometrics, which is a major core class for me. If I get an A in this class, my entire LSDAS GPA will end up being a 3.50, assuming that I will do well in my other classes, which is highly probable. My current GPA is a 3.42 and I can raise it up to a 3.50 by the end of this semester (last) but econometrics is hindering me from doing so. I think I will probably get somewhere in the B range, which will only raise my GPA to a maximum of 3.46-3.48.

So, should I end up dropping this class, get a non-punitive W and retake it and get an A with an overall GPA of 3.50 or should I just stick with it and end up somewhere in the B range, with a cumulative LSDAS GPA of 3.46-3.48?

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Re: Should I drop this class and retake it?

Postby stratocophic » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:45 pm

elcamino wrote:Hi guys! So this is my situation.

I'm currently struggling in econometrics, which is a major core class for me. If I get an A in this class, my entire LSDAS GPA will end up being a 3.50, assuming that I will do well in my other classes, which is highly probable. My current GPA is a 3.42 and I can raise it up to a 3.50 by the end of this semester (last) but econometrics is hindering me from doing so. I think I will probably get somewhere in the B range, which will only raise my GPA to a maximum of 3.46-3.48.

So, should I end up dropping this class, get a non-punitive W and retake it and get an A with an overall GPA of 3.50 or should I just stick with it and end up somewhere in the B range, with a cumulative LSDAS GPA of 3.46-3.48?
I don't think non-punitive Ws really matter, but that 0.02 isn't going to make a difference for you either. I'd stick with it just to avoid having to take the class again. You aren't above any good school's median GPA, so minute differences shouldn't hurt.

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Re: Should I drop this class and retake it?

Postby 2014 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:13 pm

3.5 actually is a good barrier to get past, but what makes you think you will suddenly do better next semester?

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Re: Should I drop this class and retake it?

Postby YCrevolution » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:47 pm

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