Does a "W" matter after acceptance to law school?

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joetheplumber
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Does a "W" matter after acceptance to law school?

Postby joetheplumber » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:24 am

So i have been admitted to law school already and am in my senior year, winter quarter(we are in a quarter system). With some of the ASW/interviews, I might have to "W" a class. Any cons to this?? Or should I just get a B-/ C+.

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furcifer
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Re: Does a "W" matter after acceptance to law school?

Postby furcifer » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:26 am

It depends. It shouldn't affect your GPA in just a W. If WX it can count as an F and destroy your GPA though.

Otherwise it shouldn't count as all as anything.

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Re: Does a "W" matter after acceptance to law school?

Postby asdflawyer » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:31 am

joetheplumber wrote:So i have been admitted to law school already and am in my senior year, winter quarter(we are in a quarter system). With some of the ASW/interviews, I might have to "W" a class. Any cons to this?? Or should I just get a B-/ C+.


Ws have absolutely no effect on your LASC gpa. The only reason colleges even incorporate Ws for when you drop a class is because the they are required to record a W for financial aid reasons. If I'm not mistaken if a student has too many Ws, it FAFSA can stop his financial aid. But in this case you don't have to worry.

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Re: Does a "W" matter after acceptance to law school?

Postby KibblesnBitts » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:43 am

I have 3 Ws....been completely on par with lawschoolpredictor.

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john1990
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Re: Does a "W" matter after acceptance to law school?

Postby john1990 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:52 pm

w=win :mrgreen: i would take a W over a B+

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Re: Does a "W" matter after acceptance to law school?

Postby bp shinners » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:57 pm

It won't affect you at all - don't worry about it.




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