- Jan 12, 2010
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Greetings all. During my very first quarter as an undergraduate, I dropped an unnecessary Math class (an introduction to math intended for pure Liberal Arts majors...which I was at the time; I am now a dual major in English and Biology, a strange mix but I'm a man of broad tastes) with a W. By the time I realized it was unnecessary it was too late to drop it without the W. Being the newbie I was, I dropped it with a W anyway (unaware that it would look so ugly on a transcript), as it was a class that required a pretty good deal of work and I was loaded down with other more important classes at the time. I was also extremely stressed due to my roommate attempting suicide. I don't want to make excuses, but it was a tough time for me. I ended up taking a much more difficult Calculus class the next quarter...yet I fear that the one W will damage my chances of being accepted to Medical School. I'm in the 3.9+ GPA range, and have yet to take the MCAT. I'm vehemently opposed to dropping anymore, and have yet to encounter a situation where I would have to drop. Unfortunately for me, my advisor scheduled the introductory Math class, unaware it was a class that I didn't really need. Once again, I hate to make excuses, but feel sort of robbed of a fine transcript because of one single little W marring it. Will this deeply affect my chances of being accepted to a medical school? I hope you all can help me out, I'm awfully paranoid about the application process. Thank you in advance for the help.