Seriously, Withdraw, withdraw withdraw... if you can!
Let me tell you, I hurt myself pretty bad by not officially dropping out one semester. A withdrawn course does NOT affect your GPA. ... now let me back that up by stating you need to officially
About 7 or 8 years ago, I was majoring in Criminal Justice back in California. Some personal issues came up, and I ended up moving from the area. I didn't contact anyone at school, I just stopped going...
I got 18 units worth of "U" ... unauthorized withdrawal. Come to find out these all turn into F's on your transcript if they are not made up within 1 semester. When I contacted the school they explained, that a "W" an actual withdrawal does NOT
affect your grade, and does not get taken into account when calculating your transcript.
Now here I am, and I've always been an honor student, but my cumulative GPA is much lower because I did not make up those Criminal Justice classes. I'm at a Nursing School
now, and there are no schools
in the area that teach the specialized classes I was taking. So I am pretty much stuck with these grades.. because I am not planning no moving back any time soon!
If you allow yourself to FAIL the class your transcript will show that you failed the first time, and then passed the second time... The second grade will be taken into account for your overall GPA, but why show that BAD one first when you can withdraw? Trust me, if it's not too late... go for it! At least it keeps your options open for the future...