is a w the better option?

<p>I'm taking a core class called Energy and Environment. It turned out to be not as easy as I thought. I'm currently getting a C in it. There are two tests (each worth 20%) and I already took the first. And there is a comprehensive final that counts for 30% and a project that counts for 15%. I haven't done that well on the quizes (my average quiz score so far is 5 or 6 out of 10). It's really hard to do well on the quizes because my prof always asks for the smallest details. </p>

<p>I neither like the class nor the professor very much. Although I'm not failing, I'm thinking about dropping the class. If I try really hard, I might be able to raise my grade to a B- or even a B, although it would be very difficult because his quizzes and tests are very hard. </p>

<p>So even though there's 65% of the grade that is yet to be determined, so you think should I withdraw or stick it out?</p>

<p>I might get a few Bs in my other classes, so I"m worried about my gpa. I've already gotten a C last semester from calculus. I also already have one w. So would two w's hurt my chances at law school?
Do law schools automatically assume you were failing if they see a w? I'm not failing, just that it's really hard to even get a b in the class. My gpa as of now is 3.755. To protect my gpa, I've seriously contemplating withdrawing, but I'm scared how law schools will see an additional w on my transcript and that they'll assume I"m failing (which I"m not). Any advice???</p>

<p>Are you a freshman? How many other classes are you taking?</p>

<p>I'm not a freshman. I'm a junior. I'm taking 4 other classes at the moment (15 credit hours). My total credit hours are 87.<br>
So do you think is the better option?</p>

<p>Ok, if you were a freshman I'd say W'ing would be perfectly fine. The fact that you're taking 4 other classes is good, because 3 grades and a W would be a lot worse IMO.</p>

<p>If that C-/C/C+ drops your 3.755 below 3.7, I'd say definitely take the W. For law schools, your GPA is so important, and the difference between a 3.6 and a 3.7 can be big.</p>

<p>But wouldn't you have to take it anyway if its a core class?</p>

<p>PS: But if you expect getting B's in all your other classes, a transcript like A- B B B+ W would read like "wow he dropped a class and still struggled." Would taking the W help bring up your other grades?</p>

<p>Thanks for your reply.
Yes it's a core class, which is the only reason why I'm taking it. If I drop it, I'd I have to take another class to fullfill my core requirement. </p>

<p>I think I can raise the grade to at least a b-. If I can do this, then the worse scenerio I'm predicting is a-, b-, b-, b+,b+ which would make my gpa go to 3.66. Is that too bad? I mean still bring it up with future courses, but is it better to get a C+ or B- now, or a W now?</p>

<p>Is a second C better than a second W?</p>

<p>Is the first W from last semester? I feel like two consecutive semesters with W's would look a whole lot worse than if the W was from earlier.</p>

<p>Whats the overall GPA look like with the W? So A- B+ B+ B- W?</p>

<p>Are you applying to law school in the fall? This would be your last report card, unless you took summer classes. So letting Senior Year raise your GPA only matters if you take time off.</p>

<p>The w was from last year. </p>

<p>Well the deadline is past, so I've decided to stick with the class rather than have to worried about taking another class to fullfill the core requirement. I'm hoping to get at least a b if I work really hard. </p>

<p>I'm thinking about applying in the fall, but now I'm thinking if I should wait until after I finish my senior year.
I am planning on taking 6 summer classes to raise my gpa.
Do you think it is better to wait right after senior year to apply? Or if I still maintain a 3.7 after taking the summer classes, should I go ahead and apply in the fall?</p>

<p>I'm in the same boat as you, brother/sister. Applying in the fall.</p>

<p>I say it would depend on where you want to go and your LSAT score.</p>