How to explain one "W"?

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  1. blondie888

    blondie888 2+ Year Member

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    If you have one "W" on your transcript, how do you best explain it? I heard that its not a good idea to say that it is due to you being overloaded one semester and thus having to withdraw from the course.
     
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  3. jeffity

    jeffity 7+ Year Member

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    Don't say anything. 1 W isn't anything. They happen to the best of us. No need to draw attention to a tiny, tiny blemish.
     
  4. blondie888

    blondie888 2+ Year Member

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    There's a question on a school's supplement that asks you to explain any W ' s.
     
  5. Well, what's the honest reason for why you got a W? Then, write that on the supplement.
     
  6. Canard

    Canard 2+ Year Member

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    IMO:

    1.) Explain truthfully why you got "W"
    2.) What did you learn from it?
    3.) Did you really apply that lesson into later classes and got better grade?

    I think that would be the best answer to your question IMO.
     
  7. molar3

    molar3 2+ Year Member

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    you tell them the truth. :thumbup:
     
  8. PhoebeAZ

    PhoebeAZ 2+ Year Member

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    This happened to me too. I was asked about it in my interview and the truth was that I realized I wouldn't have been able to get an A in the course at that time so I decided to take it again later when I could devote more time to it. If that's the only W you have it shouldn't be a big deal. If you withdrew from a course because you didn't need it or switched majors or something then it really shouldn't matter too much.
     

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