Is it worth taking Math Studies so I can get an easy A, as well as having more focus/time on the subjects I need more effort on? Or should I carry the same load?
My current grade in maths is an 87. My UW GPA so far is a 3.5. I have a B in math, history, and spanish.
I plan on majoring in the comp/sci/eng areas so it may be beneficial for me to take IB Math SL.
However if colleges would rather see me have a higher GPA. Then it is worth it, right? Especially since the IB program gets harder every year. It would be beneficial to take a class I would not have to stress over? I don’t even think UCs or other colleges would care about the IB vs AP program anyways, it’s the raw GPA that matters, as well as the high SAT scores.
I also don’t know if I’ll do well with the new teachers next year. So should I take the safe bet on Math Studies?
My dream college is UCB! It’s a tough competition applying. A UW GPA of 3.5 is not acceptable in this case. Especially if I want to be top 10% of the class.