How bad is a withdrawal

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by KaliVera, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. KaliVera

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    Currently in a statics class and I'm most likely going to get a C or BC at most, it doesn't affect my pre-reqs or even my back-up major and without it, my GPA will be good; how badly will a withdrawal freshman year reflect during admissions.
     
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  3. thursdayy

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    Not that badly! It’s your freshman year and if it’s your only withdrawal... you’re fine!! I’d probably retake it though and get an A in it just to not raise concerns later on lol. Some pharmacy schools require statistics as a prereq though, so it doesn’t hurt in that aspect to take it again either!
     
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    It's not statistics, it's statics which is a mechanical engineering class that doesn't count as physics or the statistics pre-requisite.
     
  5. thursdayy

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    Oh whoops! Sorry! Don’t know how I misread that. Still won’t look badly lol. It’s irrelevant to pharmacy so you could just say you took it for interest but decided nah.
     
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    Are you required to take a physics class as a prerequisite for admission? Ask your advisor if statics (without the accompanying dynamics course) would satisfy the requirement, or if you’d need to take (probably calculus-based) physics first, which usually consists of two or sometimes even three courses to complete the first-year series. Statics and dynamics usually are taken after the introductory physics sequence, and typically by physics/engineering majors. Most pharmacy schools – at least that I’ve looked at, which are numerous – only have the general (read: trigonometry, not calculus, probably no lab either) physics class as a prerequisite, especially since only one semester of calculus is required. Statics is not a class I’d attempt without a good working knowledge of calculus in three dimensions, and physics using calculus rather than trigonometry. Most schools allow one “free” withdrawal (before a certain date, and that’s likely fast approaching) from a class, but if you think you can pull a B, I’d stick it out and save that free W for when you’re in a class where you’re risking something that’ll do real damage to your GPA.
     

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