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Well, you can always retake the class after your second semester, Physics II. You will get extra practice in the second semester, and then retake the Physics I afterwards and probably will have an easier chance of getting a better grade.

I know a friend of mine that took the second semester of General Chemistry, even though he got a C in the first semester, got an A in second semester, and then went back the following semester to raise his General 1 grade up.

So since you are still plannig to retake the class you can go either way, retake it now or retake it later neither is really a loss.

Also don't forget that even though you ended up with a C, you still learned a lot of the Physics I stuff along the way, so it is not likely you will be taking the second semester on an empty mind.
 
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don't retake just get an A in Physics II and move in. C won't keep you out. retaking would be a waste of time and $$$
 
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Faced between dropping out without a letter grade, a W, or a C-...

DROP OUT.
 
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Why did you decide to retake the class again?? Dropping out and taking a W, for a course you already passed and received credit for, does not good at all. Try your best, and try to do better since that is your better choice.
 
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If you've never withdrawn before or have 1 W, WITHDRAW. This is the clear choice I would take. C/C+ will tank your GPA if your gunning for a competitive school. Adcoms probably won't give a second glance at a single W.
 

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If you've never withdrawn before or have 1 W, WITHDRAW. This is the clear choice I would take. C/C+ will tank your GPA if your gunning for a competitive school. Adcoms probably won't give a second glance at a single W.
I am speaking from personal experience that a C is a terrible, terrible thing. (I have one.)
 
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If you're confident that you'll make an A this time around, you should stay in the class. If not, I'd drop it and maybe take another course that requires physics I material and do well in it to show that you really understood the material. I got a C for Ochem II the first time, and I was horrified at first, but did well in upper division chem classes that required the material. I was pretty confident that I would do well if I took it again, so I did, and got an A. I think getting anything other than an A is not worth retaking.
 

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If you're confident that you'll make an A this time around, you should stay in the class. If not, I'd drop it and maybe take another course that requires physics I material and do well in it to show that you really understood the material. I got a C for Ochem II the first time, and I was horrified at first, but did well in upper division chem classes that required the material. I was pretty confident that I would do well if I took it again, so I did, and got an A. I think getting anything other than an A is not worth retaking.
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Do you have time to retake it?

Your GPA looks good, but I believe adcoms really look closely at your chem, physics, and ochem grades because they can often pick out who looks good and bad right away.

If it were me I would retake it because I personally can't have anything less than an A/A-. that's just me though...I would weight the pros and cons and see what fits you best. If you think it would make you a more attractive candidate then do it. If not, then don't. If you haven't taken the MCAT yet, it could help you on that section also.
 

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Unless you go to a school that is super competitive and a C is not as bad as at other places (tough engineering schools maybe?), it will look bad. That being said, your overall is fine, and I would not waste time retaking. If you think a retake will be an easy A it may be worth it. I cannot imagine re-taking physics though *shudders*. One C (or even more sometimes) will not sink an application.
 
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