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How many W's?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by guppie, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. guppie


    Feb 20, 2007
    I have been experiencing problems within my family which have undoubtedly affected my schoolwork, particularly one subject where I totally bombed the first test.

    Theoretically, I can still pass the class because of the distribution of points from one other test, a final, and a discussion grade. However, I have not learned the concepts and therefore feel that I should re-take this course to take the time to actually learn it.

    This will be my second W (the first was an accidental one when I dropped an internship without realizing it was into the third week of school).

    I was wondering, if any, how many W's did you all have/had in your undergraduate career and how have they affected you? Thanks.
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  3. jochi1543

    jochi1543 President, Gunner Central 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I've had 5 Ws (all in my senior year and summer after). I had depression and then a VERY stressful summer that convinced me that withdrawing and retaking was a better option. I was able to withdraw 2x in my senior year because of AP credits.
  4. BigRedPremed

    BigRedPremed Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2005

    I've only dropped one class in 7 semesters, well within the allowed period.

    I've been fortunate not to have any major health/family problems.
  5. Sondra

    Sondra UMC 2010 10+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    I had 10 Ws on my transcript. I don't think that they are a big deal as long as it doesn't seem like you are dropping your hardest classes ever other semester in order to make a better grade. A few Ws will not hurt your chances, and you can explain them in your interview.
  6. CubanDoc

    CubanDoc Moving to G'ville soon 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I have one,

    Nobody asked about it in any of my 6 interviews.

    Good luck with your class.

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