Hi, I'm in a dilemma between my grades and research and I would greatly appreciate any advice. I'm currently 2nd year and taking a full year Cal 3 course (on Manifolds) and I have been doing quite poorly so far. I expect that I might get a B if not a C for the course, which will bring down my GPA substantially. One solution is to drop the course and then take it in the summer. However, I got an offer from another university for a summer research position with a project that I am very interested in and the supervisor seems to be decent. But this means I won't be able to drop the course and retake it in summer. (Maybe I can take it at that university but I'm not sure if it's allowed) The best case of course is I do well in the course, or if I get another project from my own university and I can do both, but at this point I'm not sure if I'll get anything. My real concern is : Will having a low GPA (and bad grades in core math courses) or the lack of research experience hurt me more? Any comments appreciated.