If you got a low GPA in a class (say, between 2.0 and 3.0), do you still say that you

<p>If you got a low GPA in a class (say, between 2.0 and 3.0), do you still say that you've "had" the class and have gone up as far as X?</p>

<p>Say, you got a 2.6 in an abstract algebra course. Do you still say that you've "had" abstract algebra? Or that you have experience in abstract algebra?</p>


<p>Anyways, I personally have a few courses that are like that. I'm really debating whether or not I have experience with material X, and if so, if I should mention it. For a couple of cases, I know that I fully understood the material but got a poor grade for other reasons (I consistently turned in assignments late during a quarter when I was severely depressed). In some other cases, I "avenged" a poor grade in one course with a much better grade in an upper division course. For a couple of other cases though, I know that I really didn't "get" the material.</p>

<p>I don't believe in retaking courses because my learning curve is so unique (I have ADD+Asperger's) that I frequently get poor grades in intro courses and much higher grades in upper-division courses (because I often stare at material for hours or days, but then suddenly GET it and can learn the rest of it in a small fraction of the time).</p>

<p>For now, though, I'll just mention that I have experience with some but not others (that way, people will know that I have a realistic ability to discriminate)</p>

<p>If you passed, you passed. I don’t think people care all that much</p>

<p>I would say if you passed with higher than a D then you’ve ‘had’ the class.</p>

<p>If this is important information to know, you’re much better off if you retake the class. It will not only help your gpa, but it will also ensure you have the skill sets to move ahead. Your advisor can help you out if you have a specific question about a prerequisite class. More importantly, your future employer may ask to see your transcript. A higher grade would speak better to your abilities if you retake some of those classes to show you know the material.</p>

<p>BTW: having the combination of ADD and Asperger’s isn’t all that unique. Remember, after college, your employer won’t care about labels so much.</p>

<p>Also, abstract algebra is not considered to be an intro course, its an upper level course that is pretty important, or at least its content appears in most branches of pure math.</p>

<p>If you don’t know what you are doing in the class…then don’t say you have had the class because then you might be asked to do something and if you don’t know what you are doing…then you are screwed.</p>

<p>You have depression, ADD and Aspergers…</p>

<p>… ok</p>

<p>That one time i did poorly on something it totally wasn’t my fault as well</p>



<p>I know. I managed to avenge most of my poor grades, except abstract algebra</p>


<p>PS: I actually get higher grades in upper-division courses but not really on retakes (when I did it before). Yes I know it sounds weird, but anyone who has seen my transcript can verify it. Maybe it’s just that I have a tendency to have a higher screwup % rate than others, but can get upper-level questions that few other ppl in the class get. Also, you’re graded more on understanding than accuracy in upper-division classes anyways. </p>

<p>And in the last 2 years, most of my grades have been decent</p>

<p>Don’t the curves generally go up as the courses go “up”?</p>

<p>Like as you get out of “weed out courses”</p>

<p>Depends on department and class size. I’m actually in departments where the curves don’t really go up (physics in particular).</p>