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    retake or not?

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    Hi, i am an undergraduate preparing for the econ PHD application. Below is my problem, wish you can help me.
    I got bad scores(but i past) in two courses: elementary probability theory, and a liberal arts course. I talked with both professors, who proposed to change my grades to "fail" so that i can retake these courses if I want.
    I am confident to earn a better score if retaking, and by doing this my cumulative GPA is expected rise from 3.6/4 to approximately 3.7/4 (top10%, and the entry of high graduation honors).
    However, I don't know how graduate colleges will think of these two fails, and how important some increments in cumulative GPA are (my econ-major and math-major GPA is 3.9/4 and 3.8/4)
    Thus, is this worthy to retake with two "fail"s?

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    Re: retake or not?

    My suggestion would be to take higher level courses related to those. Having good marks there, you can market your self better.

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    Re: retake or not?

    Yeah, just take a harder probability course. Don't add an F to your transcript, and don't waste time retaking classes.

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