Options at this point

<p>Hi everyone,</p>

<p>I am worried that I might fail a class this semester. I have been trying so hard in that class, so it's not like I have been slacking off. For some reason I just can't do well.</p>

<p>What are my options at this point? Can I drop the class and receive a "W". Or should I take what I get in the class and retake it another semester?</p>

<p>You can't really drop the class now without dean's approval, which might not happen. Instead, why don't you just take the F, and then retake it? Berkeley has a grade forgiveness policy so you can fail and take it for a better grade, and your GPA will only look at the passing grade :)</p>

<p>Are you planning on grad/law school? If so, I'd try for the W even though it's too late under the normal system. I know that LSAC still counts any D or F grades, even if you took the class again and got a better grade.</p>