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I REALLY Want to Drop a Course, How Many of You Have Done So in the Past?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by metalgearHMN, May 14, 2008.

Have you Dropped/Taken a W in a Course Before?

  1. No, I never dropped a course, you pansy...

    22 vote(s)
  2. 1 W/Drop

    15 vote(s)
  3. 2-3 W/Drops

    14 vote(s)
  4. >4 W/Drops

    6 vote(s)
  1. metalgearHMN

    metalgearHMN 2+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Groznyj Grad
    Hey, so last quarter I was thinking about doing Computer Science and so I signed up for Multivar Calculus. Now I've realized I don't want to do CS and don't need the class anymore and I'm going to drop it, the deadline being this Friday. How many of you have dropped courses in the past, if so how many? Were interviewers jumping to give you the third degree about it? Did you handle it well when asked about it?

    I'm not to frazzled about taking the W because I have a good explanation (no longer needed the class). What's your guys' take on this?
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  3. bretticus

    bretticus Neuroradiology fellow 10+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2006
    I dropped one class and was never asked about it. Got into a good school :)
  4. metalgearHMN

    metalgearHMN 2+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Groznyj Grad
    Did it go on your transcript? You can drop w/i a week and not have it count I think.
  5. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    at my school you can drop a course 3-4 weeks after start of semester and it doesnt count as a withdrawal and never shows up on a transcript.

    after my first physics test.....i was OUT. i took it over the summer with a teacher that actually knew what he was doing and i did fine. it also was non-calculus based, which probably helped :)
  6. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Go ahead & withdraw, since you are no longer interested it. It's not a red flag unless you have a pattern of withdrawals and retakes.

    Just make sure that you stay a full-time student if you need to do that to maintain insurance or scholarships that hinge on having that status.
  7. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    Ive dropped a Class because it was crap....I doubt anyone really cares unless you have a number of drops throughout your UG career.
  8. futuredrcrawfor

    futuredrcrawfor 2+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    I dropped one class (microbiology) because I was diagnosed with a chornic disease and transitioning to new meds was taking a toll on me- I already had Organic Chemistry 2 and Physics 2
  9. uofm22200

    uofm22200 2+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2008
    2 W's on transcript (fall freshman: physics 1, spring sophomore: ochem 2) never questioned about at interviews. Don't worry about it, just don't make it a habit and create a noticeable trend.
  10. bretticus

    bretticus Neuroradiology fellow 10+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2006
    Yes, it was on my transcript.
  11. ShipsDr

    ShipsDr 7+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Yeah I have 3 W's on my transcript, and it never came up in any interviews. I'm starting med school in the fall, so no worries!
  12. Maxx4

    Maxx4 Have I annoyed you yet? 2+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    I just dropped a course this morning. I got my money back and it won't count against me. I'd be a little hesitant to drop a course in which I'll get a W and no refund but if my grade is on the line, I'll totally do it.
  13. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    I only withdrew from 1 course (calculus 2), and I did so after the first day of class.
  14. drosenb3

    drosenb3 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2008
    I had 5 Withdraws (Gen Chem I twice, gen chem I lab 2 and gen chem recitation) and still got multiple acceptances. I must say that I explained it all in my personal statement. The first time I dropped because I decided I wanted to try a route other than premed.
  15. bodonid

    bodonid Dr. Spaceman 5+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2007

    3 or less should be no problem.

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