madameclaws Posted February 16, 2011 Share Posted February 16, 2011 Hello, I am currently a year away from graduating from my undergrad, and I am now in a pretty tight position with one of my classes. I am in a proof-based Linear Algebra course and things are not going well. I have been failing this teacher's quizzes which are 25% of the grade and I recently got a 62 on the first exam which was curved to a low C, but this guy's grading policy is all over the place. The exams are worth 50% of the grade. I am considering dropping this course now before it affects my GPA on my transcript later. Right now, I am past the dates to drop the class and have it erased from my record. If I do drop the class now, it will show up as an NC on my record. I only have one other NC which was from last year when I had to drop Proofs when my mother was in a car accident. I did retake proofs for a B that following Fall semester. My school has a last grade standing policy where if you take a class again and get a better score if you either did poorly or dropped, then that grade stands and the previous grade would go into a NC status. The NC though does not get erased from the transcript so I'm going to have a couple of classes that I have retaken for higher grades on that transcript as well. I am just really worried now if it is better for me to get a low grade in a class (i.e. C or D) or to withdraw as far as graduate school applications so it does not hurt my current GPA. I have only started looking at graduate schools to apply to, and I know GPA is a hot button issue but I am worried that course completion is just as much of an issue as well. Any advice someone out there could provide me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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