retaking a class + gaming the budget cuts for a transfer
I attend a California CC.
Earlier this semester I withdrew from E&M class when I realized I was not going to get an A. I may also get a D/F in Calculus III; I should have withdrawn.
I definitely plan on retaking these courses, and I realize only the new grade will be calculated in the GPA, though institutions will see both scores. However, how can I effectively explain this?
The real reason is that my work ethic has been deteriorating, I've been somewhat depressed and disgruntled with CCs. I've been able to pass my other classes with minimal studying and attendance, but the same approach does not work for these two subjects. However, I don't think any of these are good excuses...
I will have As/Bs in my other classes this semester, and am taking part in what most would consider good, if time consuming, ECs.
This is my third semester at a CC where I have maintained about a 3.0 average.
I may apply to UCSD to transfer for fall 2012, when they will start to require 3.5 GPA
I'm not totally sure if I can secure a 3.5 by the end of fall 2011, as my school is cutting back on summer classes.
I'm wondering if it is a good idea to take classes at multiple CC's online over the summer and fall. This way I could clear most of the humanities requirements and have more opportunities to raise my GPA. I am confident I could take like four classes (econ, socio or poli-sci, psych or anthro, eng) and get As in them. I can breeze through these types of classes, especially if they are online, and it is a way to get around the unit limit.
I'm going to apply to several California CCs for distance learning; I've already applied to Santa Monica, any other recommendations?
I'm also wondering how UCs (UCB UCLA UCSC UCSB) without TAG will view retaking the classes.
In particular I may even transfer as math or physics if I can get my act together and start getting As in these subjects. I am genuinely interested in them, used to be quite proficient in them, and feel I will do well if I can push myself to take the time to study it and work on actual problems.
Last edited by myuserame; 05-11-2011 at 05:35 PM.