How negatively do UC schools in California view retaking classes ? By the way, altogether it would be about 8 W's & repeating about 6 classes total. How about, if you have a 4.0 but retook classes and got A's, however got D's in them ALL the first time, would you have a very good chance of getting into a UC? Such as Berkley, or UC Santa Barbara as opposed to a Cal state school ? (The student is a resident of CA by the way if it matters.) Also, the student has taken TONS of units because the student changed their major twice.