Do top universities care at all if I took precalculus for my freshman year but did very well on upper level courses? I am planning to apply to top universities (cs masters / us). I am an international student who came to a mediocre state school because it was cheap. I come from a competitive high school and I took calc in high school and did well (Not calculus but to give an example for my academic standing I scored 1450 on the SAT). The way my university works is that they first admit to the science faculty than make us choose a program based on our freshman year gpa. My advisor told me that only cumulative gpa counts so i took the easiest class available for math.
I am asking this because precalc is basically a remedial class and top universities of course only admit top students.
Thank you for your answers.