How bad is a 'W' (Withdrawal) on your student record?

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Joined Nov 27, 2005
I just couldn't handle one of my classes because of work, so I had to drop the class after the drop dead-line. I'm in Junior college by the way; willit affect my chances of transferring to a 4-year institution?
 
2,651
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Joined Dec 16, 2003
it's not really bad at all

people struggle with certain classes, if you are doing good in others it's obvs. you just had trouble
 
1,141
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Joined Aug 28, 2006
It isn't bad unless you have a lot of them. Schools understand that sometimes stuff happens and you need to withdraw. About 5 kids including me had towithdraw from this class I was in because the professor was so horrible.
 
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Joined Oct 19, 2005
nothing to trip about. i've had 4 drops through undergrad and still got into a few legit law schools. from what i've heard if your grades are good thenmost schools won't give much concern to your drops.
 
911
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Joined Mar 19, 2009
it has no affect on your grades, and shouldn't affect anything else really. It just means you realized the class wasn't for you, or your workload wasfor the semester will be more than you anticipated.
 
1,245
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Joined Feb 25, 2009
my friend just got his B.A. attending SDSU and SJSU and said colleges don't even look at W's don't even worry about it man. I had W's up theWazoo but I had a 3.3 last quarter and my gpa is a 3.0 I like to have my gpa in good shape so if a class is jeopardizing it. I withdraw.
 
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Joined Nov 5, 2003
it doesn't matter. generally, your past performance wont hinder your chances to transfer if you meet the institution minimums; however if your major ofchoice is one that is a limited enrollment at the school you might run into some roadblocks with too many w's. i had 2 years worth of W's and F'sat my cc then finished strong w/ 62 creds of 4.0 and was accepted to every 4-year institution i had applied for (ucla, uci, umd, uva, etc). good luck and takethe right amount of classes for yourself so you don't get overloaded.
 
1,475
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Joined Jun 29, 2000
It's not too big of a deal, but try not to do it too many times. It's waaaay better than a D or F.
 
1,462
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Joined Feb 28, 2006
Don't sweat it.

Just don't rack up too many, especially if your considering doing post-grad schooling within the field.
 
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