Should I take the W?

<p>Hey everyone...</p>

<p>I'm at the end of my first year at a CC, and I didn't do too hot on my 2nd midterm in pre-calc. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get an A, it'll more than likely end up being a B. Now so far my transcript has all As, 7 of them so far and I'd like to keep it that way...(3.914 right now, damned A-)</p>

<p>...but will getting one B severely affect my chances at universities like Cal/LA? </p>

<p>Last day to drop with W is Friday, so I'd appreciate some speedy responses if possible.</p>


<p>what's your major?</p>

<p>Withdraw will look a lot worse than a B imo, considering you'll be retaking it anyways.</p>

<p>Take the B. </p>

<p>A "W" may not harm your GPA, but it looks bad for grad school. They might interpret the W as you failing the course and you took the W to take the easy way out. A B is more of a guaranteed thing and you also never know what your final grade might be (might curve the course). Also one B really wont harm you that much and any gpa above a 3.8 is pretty secure for Cal/LA (depending on competitiveness of major though).</p>

<p>many people rather take D or F instead of w. you can petition D's or F's but w's are permanent. just try to ace the final for that A</p>

<p>My major is business econ.</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback everyone, I guess I'll just have to ensure I get an A on the final.</p>

<p>If you get a B, promise yourself it's the only B you'll ever receive in your CC career, ha ha...</p>

<p>A W is for sure better than a D or F... Btw if you're having a hard time with precalc, u better up ur game for calc.</p>

<p>if you can't imagine yourself getting an A in that class and still want a good shot at LA's Business Econ, I would drop the class. </p>

<p>for Fall 2010, the average gpa of 'Business Economics' admits: 3.94
the average gpa for 'Economics' admits: 3.95</p>

<p>drop it mosdef if u wanna get into those colleges</p>


<p>Take the B.</p>

<p>Having a 4.0 does not in any way guarantee you admission into UCLA's Econ Department. </p>

<p>Average means 50 had less than the 3.94, so you CAN get in with a lower GPA. </p>

<p>You will have to have a lot more than just a high GPA for bizecon</p>

<p>lol, there's nothing wrong with a B</p>

<p>Take the W. Get into UCLA. Do well at UCLA. Worry about the W in the future.</p>