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D in CALCULUS, should I DROP IT?

iwannagotobrowniwannagotobrown Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
edited January 2009 in College Admissions
I'm currently a junior taking BC Calc and the class is killing me. Should I drop it or try to get an A next semester? And yes I can drop it if I want because the semester is not yet over.
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Replies to: D in CALCULUS, should I DROP IT?

  • nooobnooob Registered User Posts: 2,065 Senior Member
    do you think you can pull off an A next semester? if not, i say drop it. Even if you don't drop it though and get an A second semester, wouldn't it average out to be around a B?
  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Registered User Posts: 6,673 Senior Member
    Drop it if you don't need it to graduate.
  • broetchenbroetchen Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    drop it. There is another thread here about some one getting deferred from their safeties because of one D in AP physics.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    I really wouldnt drop it, especially if you are a junior, I would try to study and pull of a B even if it means getting a tutor or something. Dropping a course will look just as bad and shows you "give up if you fail". If you think you can pull of something a little higher going from a D to a C or B will show you can improve and grow. But if you dont think it is possible, you will still look bad, but wont get two "D's" at least
  • siliconvalleymomsiliconvalleymom Registered User Posts: 4,461 Senior Member
    Drop it. Replace it next semester with an equally challenging class better suited to your strengths.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    ^If your on AB schedule, you cant pick up another AP class, at least at my school..
  • iwannagotobrowniwannagotobrown Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    thanks guys...yeah i think i can get an A next semester..but there is still going to be a D on my transcript..making it impossible for me to be a competitive applicant to top colleges..:(

    soo, yeah major dilemma. I really don't want to give up. I do have a legit reason for the D though.
  • iwannagotobrowniwannagotobrown Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    and no i dont have an AB schedule.
  • ATLs09ATLs09 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    Yeah..same with the other thread on the person who got a D in AP Physics..if you can pull that up to an A that would be a lot better than dropping.
  • arduouspallorarduouspallor Registered User Posts: 1,106 Senior Member
    I would drop it, try to get some supplemental classes for Calculus, and then retake it senior year to show you don't give up.
  • iwannagotobrowniwannagotobrown Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    my GPA is going to be 3.8UW, which is ok..but..still..

    aaaaarrghh I'm confused..i think it's impossible to get into BRown with a D
  • iwannagotobrowniwannagotobrown Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    yeah ardouspallow, that's what I'm thinking of doing.
  • Student92Student92 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    I dropped AP physics my junior year and took it again this year. I got a 14 on the first test last year, but this year I have a solid B+ to A-. I'd say drop it and give it a year, maybe when you have a better schedule for all the studying (that was my issue)
  • CoolbrezzeCoolbrezze Registered User Posts: 5,403 Senior Member
    If you really want to take the class, I wouldn't drop it. Just try to put more thought into the class.
  • wutheringgcwutheringgc Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    is taking AP Calc even worth it? I'm a junior and I'm thinking about taking it next year. Thing is I don't really enjoy math, even though im alright at it. I'm already planning on taking AP Govt/Econ, AP Euro, AP Lit, so should I take just honors calc or ap? i have a 100 in pre-cal honors currently.
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