Withdraws

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psychedeliachic
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Withdraws

Postby psychedeliachic » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:32 am

This might be a stupid question, but now I'm mildly concerned. During my second semester of my freshman year (spring semester 09), I withdrew from two classes (one was a bio lecture, the other was the corequisite lab); to add to that, during the spring semester of the next year (spring semester 10), I withdrew from one more class (due to extended illness). I would consider the Spring 09 withdraws as one single withdraw, because I had to withdraw from both, not just one or the other, and the third withdraw was from a different college (Spring 10 was my first semester at the college I had transferred to). I have a 3.7 QPA, and I've never gotten a grade below a B...so, to finally get to the point, here's my question: should I be worried about whether or not the withdraws will affect my applications? Should I write an addendum essay to explain the multiple withdraws (especially since the first two HAD to go together)?

Thanks for any help (in advance), and I'm sorry if any of this was confusing or poorly worded. :]

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jdMission
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Re: Withdraws

Postby jdMission » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:48 am

You ask an interesting question. Without knowing too much about why you decided to withdraw, the addendum is the place to address these issues. Did you withdraw because of financial responsibilities,illness in the family or learning disabilities? This is the place to address these issues, directly and concisely. Hope this helps.

Sunitha Ramaiah
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Re: Withdraws

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:51 am

uhhh....

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Re: Withdraws

Postby Magnolia » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:03 am

jdMission wrote:You ask an interesting question. Without knowing too much about why you decided to withdraw, the addendum is the place to address these issues. Did you withdraw because of financial responsibilities,illness in the family or learning disabilities? This is the place to address these issues, directly and concisely. Hope this helps.

Sunitha Ramaiah
Co-Founder and Consultant, Razor Scooters, Inc.; Porn Enthusiast
Barry Law '03

Excellent use of mod editing powers.

paulinaporizkova
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Re: Withdraws

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:04 am

FUCK YEAH

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vpintz
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Re: Withdraws

Postby vpintz » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:07 am

oh wowwww hahaha. came in to ask a similar question (only w/ 2 Ws, not 3)...in any case, lulz were had from the mod edits.

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Re: Withdraws

Postby TheFactor » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:33 am

jdMission wrote:You ask an interesting question. Without knowing too much about why you decided to withdraw, the addendum is the place to address these issues. Did you withdraw because of financial responsibilities,illness in the family or learning disabilities? This is the place to address these issues, directly and concisely. Hope this helps.

Sunitha Ramaiah
Co-Founder and Consultant, Razor Scooters, Inc.; Porn Enthusiast
Barry Law '03

So wait did you go to Barry or Columbia?

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Re: Withdraws

Postby loblaw » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:36 am

hell yes--all praise the mods!

*edit* Also, this might have been traumatizing for OP given he/she is at 3 posts, and we should probably answer the question. I personally wouldn't since your GPA is high as it is, and I think you'd just be drawing attention to it. Addenda should be used sparingly, like exclamation marks. If you withdrew from the entire semester I'd say yes, but on this one I vote no. I had four W's scattered on my transcript, and it was a non-issue.

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Re: Withdraws

Postby blurbz » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:48 am

I don't think this calls for an addendum. As the poster above said, a few here and there don't really matter but if you'd dropped an entire semester you'd have to say something. Just be glad your overall GPA is solid and play up your strengths. Don't worry about it too much.

psychedeliachic
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Re: Withdraws

Postby psychedeliachic » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:54 pm

Ah, great! Thanks so much. =D

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Re: Withdraws

Postby robotclubmember » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:04 pm

jdMission wrote:You ask an interesting question. Without knowing too much about why you decided to withdraw, the addendum is the place to address these issues. Did you withdraw because of financial responsibilities,illness in the family or learning disabilities? This is the place to address these issues, directly and concisely. Hope this helps.

Sunitha Ramaiah
Co-Founder and Consultant, Razor Scooters, Inc.; Porn Enthusiast
Barry Law '03


I approve this message. Thanks Sunitha!




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