I am hoping to get some advice on a situation I am involved with at the moment. After my undergrad in biochemistry I went to grad school for design (it was an interest that I needed to give a shot at). Although he program was fine and I enjoyed the setting, it was not my future - with that, I decided to apply to medical school. However, I needed to take the MCAT and so after six weeks of classes at this grad program, I decided to leave and study for the exam. Through my own fault, I missed the withdrawal deadline and ended up having to appeal to the provost for WD status instead of getting F's or incompletes. Unfortunately I was also a student employee at the time and did not know that my paychecks would have to be returned for any time worked after this deadline. I was not willing to part with several hundred dollars worth of paid work, and the institute could not legally ask for it back either. This morning I received noticed that my application for withdrawal is being rejected. I am going to receive low grades on my transcript. Now, my question is - will those grades be used against me in any way? I could easily explain to anyone my situation during an interview - but, will the AMCAS application compile a GPA using these grades as well? Am I able to omit these grades entirely, while including the fact that I did attend design school for a semester in my application essays and interviews? My biggest fear is that my GPA is already low, but this could bring it down significantly on the AMCAS and I don't want to lose chances of acceptance over a technicality at a school (in a completely different profession/area of study) that I attended for six weeks. Any advice would be great. Thank you.