Withdrawal or Pass Fail / How bad did I fuck up?
Never been too bright at math. After interning at a wealth management firm over the summer, I thought it would be a good idea to challenge myself by taking Calculus II in college. The class is not required for my major so I took it purely in hopes of improving my math skills.
4 weeks into the semester and I’ve come to find that I dropped a banging 61% on my first test. As much as I hate to admit it, I spent a whole week studying for the test and still performed this terribly. Quite funny to be fair. This exam accounts for 10% of my grade.
The Professor will not be curving any of the tests/ the class so I don’t think there is any hope there.
How bad would it look on my transcript if I withdrew from the class or changed it to pass/fail? I’m a sophomore with a 3.97 GPA (non-target). My plan has always been to try to apply to IB. The application process opens next semester for summer 2025 so any firm I apply too will see that I withdrew or pass failed the class.
What do I do? Should I stay in the class? Should I withdraw? Should I pass/fail?
How fucked am I?
Thanks in advance! Appreciate any insight.