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Thread: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

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    spike is offline Go Hokies!!!
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    Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    I was wondering if withdrawing from one of my classes would look bad on my transcript. I'm considering withdrawing from one of my classes and want to know make sure I dont regret it in the long run.

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    No, it doesn't look bad and it doesn't affect your GPA at all. Nobody cares if you just withdraw from one class, just dont constantly withdraw from classes and you will be fine.

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    yeah. if throughout your college career you only have a handful of withdrawls, it wont be a negative thing. maybe you should try asking your advisor's opinion on it?
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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    Much better to get a W than stay in the class and end up failing it and having it affect your GPA.
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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    I averaged one a semester. Most advisors will tell to withdraw if you're looking at an F anyway, unless they see that you're just being lazy in which case you'd get the suck it up speech.
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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    yeah 1 wont fuck you up....it might look semi-bad if you are trying to transfer, but i wouldnt stress it. a W is better than a D or an F

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    "yeah 1 wont fuck you up....it might look semi-bad if you are trying to transfer"

    I already applied to Virginia Tech as transfer applicant and sent my fall transcripts(3.60). So hopefully a 'W' this semester wont affect their decision.

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    yeah i sent my application there as well...

    where are you at right now, what major did you apply for?

    ...and with a 3.6 i dont think you'll have any problems

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    wont hurt ya.. but it did cost you.
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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    ^ you can say that again. There goes $510 down the drain.

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    Quote Originally Posted by LudeDude98
    yeah i sent my application there as well...

    where are you at right now, what major did you apply for?

    ...and with a 3.6 i dont think you'll have any problems
    Right now I'm at ODU. I applied as a Business Information Technology major, but I heard Pamplin college is very competitive.

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    I have multiple withdraws on my transcript. I've transferred to two different schools without a problem.

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    Just to add... in most universities you are allowed to "retake" a class. Depending on the school, doing a "retake" will completely erase your previous grade and replace it with the grade you got after retaking it. Here at Radford we get 3 or 4 retakes, then after those 3 or 4... everytime you "retake" a class, it averages your bad grade and new grade.

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    Quote Originally Posted by spike
    Right now I'm at ODU. I applied as a Business Information Technology major, but I heard Pamplin college is very competitive.
    if you're looking for a killer IT/CS Eng. college, CMU in PA is supposedly amazing. The govt recruits cryptos there and they have a huge IT college

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    Re: Does a 'W' look bad on your college transcript?

    At W&M you couldn't just get a W... it was Wp or Wf. Yep... withdrawl passing or withdrawl failing. Never had to do it though.
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