I'm a transferring pre-math major hoping to attend UCSB. Before spring semester, my UC GPA is 3.5. Spring semester did not go well for me. I was taking Calc 2 and General Physics. I passed Physics with a C, and there's a HUGE possibility that I will get a D in Calc 2.
I already talked to my math professor and told her about my circumstances. We had five exams and I was averaging about 78% on them, and then the final exam came around. It was pretty damn difficult. Due to a combination of stress and sleep deprivation, I bombed the final exam. I needed a 58% on the final exam in order to pass the class with a C. I doubt I scored a 58%. Many of my classmates felt the same way about the final, and we all tried to talk to our professor. We all felt that the level of difficulty of the final exam was uncalled for. Heck, a guy who got a Financial Mathematics degree from another country also felt like it was difficult (he averaged about 98% on the regular exams). Unfortunately, she's VERY strict and refuses to curve the grades.
I already got a $2500 scholarship that will be awarded to me when I transfer to UCSB (awarded yearly until I get my degree). I also got to be a finalist for a UCSB scholarship for $7000 (awarded yearly as well).
So many things are on the line, and it will crush me if I have to stay another year at my CC because of a bad final exam.
And, if my math professor doesn't pass me and I don't register for a calc 2 class over the summer, my GPA will take a dive. It's pretty difficult to get a calc 2 class over the summer since priority registration started about a month ago. I registered for a calc 3 summer class thinking I will be able to pass calc 2 this semester. If I don't get a calc 2 class during the summer, my GPA will be pretty low by fall semester. Assuming my admission gets revoked, I'm scared that UCSB may be out of reach when I reapply.
Any thoughts and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all.