I'm relatively new to the forums, so apologies in advance if I've broken any rules in this post. /WallOfText I am a sophomore student at a University of California. I entered school without much direction on what I wanted to study outside of it was science that interested me. My first year was not exactly great and I treated my academic responsibilities with immaturity. I left my first year with a 3.02 GPA and having failed Calc 2 (Quarter system variant, so really just integral calc- no series)... twice. Once with an F and once with a D. I was doing things like not going to class, even after failing the class the first time. I think I've finally figured out what direction I want to go in. I'm primarily interested in Nuclear Engineering. The particular university I'm at doesn't happen to offer that program and has little to do in terms of research in Nuclear Engineering. The only solution I see is to transfer to some program in Nuclear Engineering, but I am almost certain that my Calc 2 grades will kill that in its tracks. My current university says I should not take Calc 2 anywhere else, but I feel like that may not be the best decision to help me in transferring. I'm not sure if this matters, but I'm currently taking Calc 3 (Obviously has Calc 2 as a prerequisite) Linear Algebra (Has Calc 2 as a prerequisite) Physics 1 (Has Calc 2 as a prerequisite) Some random Anthropology General Education class If I buckle down for finals with this current self-loathing surge of resolve, I should secure a 3.5 in this quarter's classes (~3.18 cumulative). I know it probably doesn't matter as much as getting a decent grade in Calc 2, but doing well in things that require knowledge of Calc 2 should give some indication that I can take an integral, right? All this rambling aside, my questions are: -Should I re-retake Calc 2 this summer? -Should I try to transfer with my grades in their current state or can I wait until next year to transfer? (If so, this would most likely add a year to my education, right) -What institutions offer quality Nuclear Engineering programs? -What do you get when you cross a chicken and a mountain climber?