Dropping a class

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Midia

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Hello,

I need some advice on whether I should drop a class or not.
I have four finals upcoming and I am on track to get an A in 3 of them (organic chemistry, investments, genetics). My fourth class is social psychology. In order to get an A in this class, I would have to get a 94 on the final. If the final is anything like the midterm, then my chances of getting an A are really small. Right now I am trying to study as hard as I can for all four classes but I am wondering if it's better for my GPA to attempt the final and possibly get a B or should I drop the class and move on with 3 A's this semester.
Some background:
I am an Indian student and am worried about the B's I have been getting compared to my peers. I don't know the statistics right off the top of my head but I do know getting into a good/top med school program will be hard if I continue getting B's. I have gotten 5 B's and 11 a's so far (no C's or F's), but I think this is already too many. I go to an Ivy League school and last semester was rough for me as I got 2 B's and 2 A's, so I want to do well this semester.

Is the opportunity cost worth continuing with the social psychology class? (I know it's not required but only recommended for med school. I, however, am also worried that taking 3 classes this semester might look even worse when the average is 4 at our school.)

Also dropped courses do not show up on our external transcripts, only internal. I wouldn't need to retake the course or anything since the course was intended to help me for the MCAT and I learned the material by being in the class to the end.

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In my opinion, a B looks much better than a drop on your transcript (which can be interpreted as if you were failing or gave up on a course). Best of luck
 
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Just take the B. It's a psych course anyway... Won't even affect your science GPA. Why take the drop and likely retake the course? Take the B and move on. Good luck and good job thus far!
 
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In my opinion, a B looks much better than a drop on your transcript (which can be interpreted as if you were failing or gave up on a course). Best of luck
Thank you! The class won't show up on my external transcript though, only internal.
 
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