I am currently taking 5 classes, all 3rd year physics. Would it look bad on my transcript if I dropped one? The class average on the midterm was 7% and the prof said that the next midterm would be harder, many people got 0% on it. It is a mandatory class (Electromagnetism). Another prof is teaching the class next semester so I was thinking about retaking it then. My GPA is currently quite good (3.8 on 4.3 scale), but I have one other W from 2nd year. Do grad schools care about dropped classes if you have a good GPA?