People do indeed withdraw from Columbia don't they? The HYS people? Why do you feel it's a bad idea? Do you think it will look worse? Or do you think it's not worth the effort. I am willing to go the distance for even a 1% chance of getting into Columbia. Do you really think that graduating in May with like a 3.1 for that year will be better? I don't understand why you think it's a bad idea. I'm not adverse to droppping the class at all, even without Columbia. I should have an A in Calculus III and not a C, because I know I can do it especially if it's the only class I have even during a summer semester.Last year, three people who got waitlisted out of the hundreds who did got in. So one does have a small amount of hope.