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What's worse a C or a "WF" ? When we withdraw classes at my university, they either give you a WP or WF. Now I have the option of either withdrawing from a class or staying in and getting a C. I have heard of some med schools factoring the WF into GPA - does any one know which schools, and how they factor this in?
 

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Og kingofBashan said:
What's worse a C or a "WF" ? When we withdraw classes at my university, they either give you a WP or WF. Now I have the option of either withdrawing from a class or staying in and getting a C. I have heard of some med schools factoring the WF into GPA - does any one know which schools, and how they factor this in?
What is the difference between WP and WF? I took a W in my class and it really had no effect on my apps and none of the schools I applied to factored it into my GPA (to my knowledge). So I would take the W if there is no possible way for you to bring the grade up and the C- would really really mess with your GPA.
 
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Well, if you are passing the class at the time you get WP (passing) or WF if failing. Our school does not give just "W". So if I withdraw, it will be a WF on my transcript.
 

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Og kingofBashan said:
Well, if you are passing the class at the time you get WP (passing) or WF if failing. Our school does not give just "W". So if I withdraw, it will be a WF on my transcript.

If you are getting a "C", then why would you get a WF? C is passing, wouldn't that be a WP?
 

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I'd stick it out and go with the C. I would think schools would see the WF and red flags would come up, one C won't kill you and hopefully you will have a good explanation.
 
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medic, the reason it would be a WF is because my current crade is below a C. But I can still pull it up to a C if i want. It's just not fun motivating yourself for a class you know your gona get a C in.
 

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Just wondering... if you took the WF, would that be converted into just a "W" on your AMCAS application (i.e. just like an A+ is converted into A)? If forget if schools see our actual grades or if they just see what they were converted into.
 

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Dude, the "WF" is just as good as an "F" to the adcoms if they see it. Suck it up the last few weeks and get that "C"....One "C" wont kill you...and hopefully it isn't a BCPM class, but if it is, wouldn't you have to retake it eventually anyway?
 

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WITHOUT A DOUBT go for the C. WF will trigger the same thing as an F in the minds of ADCOMs. The WF just means you bailed out while you were failing. Now if it turns out that you can only hope for a D, then take the WF and try again.
 

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Dude, the "WF" is just as good as an "F" to the adcoms if they see it. Suck it up the last few weeks and get that "C"....One "C" wont kill you...and hopefully it isn't a BCPM class, but if it is, wouldn't you have to retake it eventually anyway?
I agree, take the C. I had a couple of C's and it never even came up at any school I interviewed at, but I bet a WF would have been more likely to.
 

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I didn't bother to read the rest of this thread. I think a WF is a withdrawal, but it is factored into your GPA as an 'F.' Definitely don't want that. Go for the other grade instead.