Oct 6, 2014
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So I started out premed with a music minor. My first semester I was in three musical groups which proved to be too much and I dropped one after the drop deadline. I've heard that you want to stay away from W's but since this was a one credit irrelevant music class that wasn't going to really hurt my gpa, are they actually going to care?


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Aug 4, 2014
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Should not matter too much. Some schools provide spaces where you can explain any deviations in your education. I had 1 W b/c my clarinet instructor rescheduled me from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm at night and I wasn't comfortable with having a class that late. Nobody has really asked me about it either, but they do like hearing about my experience with music!
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Nobody will care: it's a one credit class, irrelevant to pre-med curriculum, happened your first semester of college.
Jul 31, 2014
Shouldn't be a biggie. I graduated with a good GPA and I have a W. A single one won't make or break your app, but how you do in your classes will.

Also, make sure there's a good reason, not just you didn't feel like doing the work.
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