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  1. up&atom

    up&atom New Member

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    I'm a bio major and i am thinking of dropping by cell bio class. Will a W in cell bio look bad on my record for med school. I did drop a course two years earlier because i changd my major. So i will have 2 w's is this bad?
     
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  3. nappy kat

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    If you would have a D or F, i'd think a W would look better. If not, youd be stupid to drop it IMHO
     
  4. rae-chill

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    i don't know if 2 W's will destroy you, but have you considered maybe taking an incomplete and retaking the course in the future? maybe that won't look as bad...
     
  5. DAL

    DAL no thank you

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    What is a "W"....I've never heard of that.
     
  6. withdraw from a class
     
  7. DoubleDoctor

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    I had to withdraw from 2 classes when my Grandfather was dying because I didn't have time to devote to them and really could have cared less. I had good grades but just missed a bunch of class and knew that I was not doing as well as I could. I ended up WP (withdrew passing) and the med schools did not make a big deal out of it. I also know people that had to withdraw because of a change in their work schedule (so that the class conflicted) and it didn't hurt them. Just have a decent excuse. Now I think a WF (withdrew failing) would have been a bigger deal. Of course, I did retake both classes and got A's in them so they knew it was not that I couldn't do the work.
     

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