Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

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b33eazy
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Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby b33eazy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:21 pm

Hey, i'm a senior at my university with a 3.58.. I so far have only 1 W on my transcript. This is my last semester and i'm taking 20 credit hours and it seems like too much.. Would it look bad if i get my 2nd w in my last semester? Would it hurt my chances of getting into Harvard, having two W's and with one being my last semester?

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Re: Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:23 pm

b33eazy wrote:Hey, i'm a senior at my university with a 3.58.. I so far have only 1 W on my transcript. This is my last semester and i'm taking 20 credit hours and it seems like too much.. Would it look bad if i get my 2nd w in my last semester? Would it hurt my chances of getting into Harvard, having two W's and with one being my last semester?


if that doesn't prevent you from getting into H, a 3.58 will

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Re: Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby b33eazy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:57 pm

I was being hypothetical when i mentioned Harvard, but my question is would i be hindered by having two W's with one of them being my last
semester. My dream school is actually Columbia Law School.. And i will have the gpa and lsat i need.when i apply.

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Re: Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby nsbane » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:04 am

No one cares about a W.

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Re: Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby b33eazy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:59 pm

Omberon wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
b33eazy wrote:Hey, i'm a senior at my university with a 3.58.. I so far have only 1 W on my transcript. This is my last semester and i'm taking 20 credit hours and it seems like too much.. Would it look bad if i get my 2nd w in my last semester? Would it hurt my chances of getting into Harvard, having two W's and with one being my last semester?


if that doesn't prevent you from getting into H, a 3.58 will


But URMs get in with GPA similar to that at Harvard....


Yeah, I know sometimes lower. But I did not want to get into a debate about that.

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Re: Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby 20121109 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:01 pm

I had a whole semester full of Ws that didn't hurt me at all. If your school does not count Ws punitively, neither will LSAC.

You should be fine.

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Re: Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:14 pm

nsbane wrote:No one cares about a W.

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Re: Will W's on transcript hurt me for law school?

Postby b33eazy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:19 am

I thought 2 W's would hinder my transcript, but I guess not.. Thanks!




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