SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I had a really bad semester a couple of years ago due to my Grandma (whom I was very close with) dying in a car accident. I wasn't able to take all of my finals, and I ended up with an F in Chemistry, a UW in Calc, and a W in Biology I. I'm going back to fight those grades, and my Chemistry teacher is working on changing the F. However, should I ask for her to change it to a "W" or a "UW"? My Calc professor said he'd give me the UW so that I could avoid having an F on my transcript... I plan on explaining my situation during my interview when the time comes, but which one will affect my GPA the least?