Explaining Withdraw on transcript

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dadengcrew
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Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby dadengcrew » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:45 pm

I took a photography class junior year as my easy class and three weeks in decided it was taking too much time away from my other classes to earn a B-.

It shows as a W in my transcript. This is my only withdraw. Is it necessary to explain it in an addendum?

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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby Total Litigator » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:51 pm

Hm, I had a withdrawal from a calculus class on my transcript, and a P on a game theory class. I don't think it affected my cycle much, as I got into all my targets and got dinged from all my reaches.

I don't think you need an addendum, and if you do attach one, just make it really short and say you really weren't interested in the class and it was taking too much time away from your other classes.

What ever you do though, for the love of God don't admit you were going to get a B- in photography...

dcs24
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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby dcs24 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:53 pm

No.

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publiuspublicola
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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby publiuspublicola » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:59 pm

Total Litigator wrote:Hm, I had a withdrawal from a calculus class on my transcript, and a P on a game theory class. I don't think it affected my cycle much, as I got into all my targets and got dinged from all my reaches.

I don't think you need an addendum, and if you do attach one, just make it really short and say you really weren't interested in the class and it was taking too much time away from your other classes.

What ever you do though, for the love of God don't admit you were going to get a B- in photography...


B- in photography FTW.

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Hannibal
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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby Hannibal » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:00 pm

A single, nonpunitive W? Don't write an addendum.

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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby nickbentley » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:35 pm

What about two nonpunitive W's/

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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby digitalcntrl » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:25 am

nickbentley wrote:What about two nonpunitive W's/


Irrelevant. Adcoms are swamped with applications. Do you really think they will have time to microanalyze your transcript? Usually they will look at your LSAC GPA as well as your LSAT (and maybe your UG institution for the T14) aside from that no one will notice.

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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby kazu » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:29 pm

I think you only need to explain of you have an abnormal number of Ws (like, over 10 or something). 1 or 2 is perfectly fine and normal.

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Jack Smirks
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Re: Explaining Withdraw on transcript

Postby Jack Smirks » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:36 pm

Yeah I would say 2 to 3 nonpunitive W's is probably the norm for most transcripts, no need for an addendum.




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