JessicaTiger wrote:You asked a question. We responded. You didn't like the answer, so you get pissy.
It is pretty obvious by the name calling and insults you have thrown around that you are just looking for people to affirm the underhanded maneuver you are trying to pull, not looking for actual advice. Plenty of people, myself included, have withdrawn from classes- but I am sure that few to none of us have enrolled in a class purposely to withdraw. That is the ethics issue the responders are having. You essentially are lying to whoever is giving you the scholarship. Plus, if these classes are ones that having waiting lists, you are cheating someone out of a spot in a class that they actually need so you can enroll it and drop it to get undeserved scholarship money.
Not to mention, your final transcripts go to your law school- 2+ W's looks real shady. Especially in the last semester. Law schools see that and know you are someone who was looking to slack off in their last semester.
Next time you want to ask advice, do it because you want advice. Not because you are looking to affirm your dishonesty-- dishonesty that even you were feeling shaky about. If you were 100% confident in what you were doing, you wouldn't have posted here.
EDIT: You did ask for ethics. You said "Would this cause any problems?" Ethics is a problem, especially in this industry.
Pissy? I didn't like the answer because they were not answers to my question. The "problems" I was concerned about is how it would look to law schools. All the replies, until the end, were about ethics, something I am unconcerned about because I KNOW it is not unethical. I'm not looking for opinions on ethics, so that can stop. And yes, I am not looking for advice. I am looking for opinions on how a withdrawal would affect my applications. I didn't enroll to withdrawal, but my adviser made me aware of my options and I am considering them.
What name calling and insults are you referring to? I called one poster asshole because he said, "If there is a crack in the system at said poorly run state school
that allows you to get away with it, more power to you, but don't pretend like you aren't scamming the system
." I'm not scamming anyone as I have earned a scholarship that allows me to withdraw. That comment was mean spirited and my response was not excessive.
Again, until the 6-hour leeway came up, you asked if it would cause problems. You did not say "Will this cause ACADEMIC problems" or "Would this cause APPLICATION problems"- you said "any problems." And you now say you are concerned with how this will look to law schools- ethics are a huge issue with law school and applications, so whether or not you would like to admit it, ethics play a major part in the career and education you are pursing. Hell, before you can ever practice you need to pass C&F. Ethics matter. Ethical issues fits into the category of "any problems." As you have now talked about the 6-hour allowance, it as not as shady of a deal as it was before. But don't get mad at people because they were making arguments based on the only information you had given them.
BUT, this does make you a slacker. The leeway is there so you can take advantage of it if you need it academically. You don't need it. It is better to coast by taking an easy class or two that everyone in the school knows is a joke but still keep your full hours, than to have 2+ Ws on your record at the end of the semester.