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W versus....(need info soon!)

scrsk8scrsk8 Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
edited October 2008 in UC Transfers
Hey I'm thinking about transferring to a top UC (LA, Berkeley, SB). I am currently enrolled in a financial accounting course which I flunked the first test. If I work my hide off I know I can earn a B, but it will most likely be at the cost of my other grades. Also, after that first test a B is the highest grade I will be able to get in the course. If I withdraw and retake the course I know I can get an A. How does a W with a retake for an A look compared to a B, C, or Pass/Fail. Today is the last day to withdraw info soon would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  • grey_syntacticsgrey_syntactics Registered User Posts: 2,342 Senior Member
    If the class is a pre-req for whatever you plan on majoring in, then do not take it Pass/Fail. They want to see a grade for pre-reqs. And to answer your original question, a W with a retake for an A looks exponentially better than a B/C. If you still have time (i.e. are not submitting apps right now) then definitely take the W and re-take it.
  • krnnoodleskrnnoodles Registered User Posts: 403 Member
    as long as you dont have numerous W's it shouldnt hurt to retake the course
  • scrsk8scrsk8 Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    Thanks for the info grey. When you say "If you still have time (i.e. are not submitting apps right now) then definitely take the W and re-take it." what exactly do you mean? I'm going to be applying in november, but will be retaking the class during a winter interterm session...
  • grey_syntacticsgrey_syntactics Registered User Posts: 2,342 Senior Member
    That's what I meant. I mean, if you can make it to 60 units by the end of Spring then go for it. I'm just in the mode of asking since I've had to pack my fall/winter/spring schedules in order to make it to 60 because I've been working a lot.
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