Would it look terrible to withdraw from Calc for Berkeley

I am seriously considering withdrawing with a "w" from my Calc 1b class. After the first midterm, I am near failing. Got 30 out of 30 on the first quiz, and since then I have not gotten over 50% on either of our other quizzes or our 150 point midterm.</p>

<p>For the record I am not a bad student, this is just literally the hardest math teacher I have ever had. I have received A's in every math class I've ever taken, and currently have a 3.9 at De Anza.</p>

<p>I am a second year economics major enrolled in the winter quarter at my local community college. I have recently submitted my application for transfer to several schools including UCLA, Berkeley, and other UC's. On that application I claimed that I planned on completing Calc 1b this quarter, and 1c this spring quarter prior to transfer. </p>

<p>My question is: How bad will it look if I withdraw from this class on my application? This quarter and next quarter's grades are not included on my application from what I've heard, but would it look really bad if I didn't complete what i said I would on my application, and instead re-took 1b in spring and completed 1c over summer?</p>

<p>Please help, the last day to withdraw is coming up, and I'd really appreciate some feedback! </p>


Its not a matter of “looking bad” its a matter of being rescinded.</p>

<p>The UCs tell you to notify them immediately if you change your schedule, or if you get a grade below a C in any class. If I’ve understood you correctly you are considering making the change and then sending them a note sometime this summer “My transcript doesn’t match what I said I was going to take. Turns out I’m going to take Calc 1C this summer”. That’s the way to get rescinded.</p>

<p>If you want to make this change, you need to inform all the UCs immediately. Whether that will change their admission decision, I don’t know. You ought to be talking with a xfer counselor at your CC. Or give a call to UC admissions.</p>

<p>edit: UCLA specifically says to complete a year of calculus by spring. <a href=“https://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr/lsmajors/econ_pre.htm”>https://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr/lsmajors/econ_pre.htm</a> What they do if you don’t – again, ask a xfer counselor or UC admissions</p>

<p>You need to change (a failing grade will get you rescinded) and switch into another class, then inform the UC immediately - less radical: can you switch into another section? Take the class at another CC?</p>