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Hi...i just got my first W because i withdrew from Zoology. I am planning to take it again second semester and do better. How bad is it to have 1 W and retaking it and getting a better score...?
 

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having a W looks bad, theres no denying that. however, its more or less assumed u are going to retake the class, and to offset the W (which basically means u were failing the class) u want to do really well when u retake it. if u had a W and then got an A, i think that really says something
 

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W is no big deal, because different schools have different guidelines. I know at my school you get a W if you drop a class after 3 weeks. That's a really short time, most classes don't even have an exam within that time. I know I got caught in a bind a couple times, once I was switching majors and another time I decided I didn't like the course. As long as you don't have a bunch of W's you should be fine. I was never even asked about it in all my interviews.
 

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boree said:
W is no big deal, because different schools have different guidelines. I know at my school you get a W if you drop a class after 3 weeks. That's a really short time, most classes don't even have an exam within that time. I know I got caught in a bind a couple times, once I was switching majors and another time I decided I didn't like the course. As long as you don't have a bunch of W's you should be fine. I was never even asked about it in all my interviews.

Agree. I was also never asked about it in my interviews.
 

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personally, i think taking zoology looks worse than having a W :laugh:
 

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I had a W in Calculus. They did ask about it at one of my interviews but seemed more than satisfied with my answer.
 

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I agree... W is no big deal... When AADSAS calcualtes your grade it is NOT included in your GPA. Too many, on the other hand, can be VERY bad.
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