Third Withdrawal....

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Bittner1989
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Third Withdrawal....

Postby Bittner1989 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:49 pm

Hey so I'm a bit freaked out by my transcript, as I now have 3 Withdrawals.

I feel like I should have an addendum, because all except one are easily explainable.

Withdrawal #1: I took Korean 101....I'm in no way Asian and took a shot at learning a new language. It turns out I was failing, so I withdrew.
Withdrawal #2: A 300-level Philosophy course. I'm not a Philosophy Major and I took a risk. Bad idea.
Withdrawal #3: My History Seminar (Current) - 50 page term paper. With an already full courseload, studying for the October 1 LSAT, and applying to Law School - I just didn't have the time and I was way behind. With the Withdrawal date ending today, I just had to leave.

How worried should I be if I put this in an addendum?

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Re: Third Withdrawal....

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:54 pm

I've also dropped three classes so far--non-punitive drops, though (all were WP [withdraw passing]) and I think the consensus is that they don't really matter. I didn't submit an addendum. I already got into Duke (which, based on last year's numbers, was not a lock), so I think you should be fine.

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Re: Third Withdrawal....

Postby Bittner1989 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:58 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:I've also dropped three classes so far--non-punitive drops, though (all were WP [withdraw passing]) and I think the consensus is that they don't really matter. I didn't submit an addendum. I already got into Duke (which, based on last year's numbers, was not a lock), so I think you should be fine.


Oh yeah, they're nonpunitive - I called my university and LSAC twice to confirm it....I'm paranoid to the max. Thanks man.

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Re: Third Withdrawal....

Postby bp shinners » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:07 pm

Bittner1989 wrote:I feel like I should have an addendum, because all except one are easily explainable.

Withdrawal #1: I took Korean 101....I did poorly, so I withdrew.
Withdrawal #2: A 300-level Philosophy course. I did poorly, so I withdrew.
Withdrawal #3: My History Seminar (Current) - 50 page term paper. I didn't have the time and I was way behind. I was going to do poorly, so I withdrew.


In all honesty, that's how I saw what you wrote. I believe that's how most will read it. None of those easy explanations reflect positively on your abilities as a student.

I would just eat the 3 Ws without an explanation - it won't be that big of a deal. If you write those explanations, I believe that will hurt you.




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