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question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby barberiolisa » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:37 pm

Suppose you have an ok gpa....3.05 and a decent LSAT score, but your gpa is what is, because your undergrad experience was compromised by having health problems which resulted in excessive non-punitive W grades as well?

Is there anyone out there that has been in the same boat, where you have excessive W grades (more than 20) due to health concerns. If you address them in an addendum (and have a good reason) how bad will that look to admissions committees?

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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:39 pm

barberiolisa wrote:Suppose you have an ok gpa....3.05 and a decent LSAT score, but your gpa is what is, because your undergrad experience was compromised by having health problems which resulted in excessive non-punitive W grades as well?

Is there anyone out there that has been in the same boat, where you have excessive W grades (more than 20) due to health concerns. If you address them in an addendum (and have a good reason) how bad will that look to admissions committees?


20 is excessive. You should probably write an addendum.

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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby barberiolisa » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:40 pm

I will write an addendum to address them, but if you have a good reason because of health concerns, does that still look awful to admissions committees?

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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:43 pm

barberiolisa wrote:I will write an addendum to address them, but if you have a good reason because of health concerns, does that still look awful to admissions committees?


depends what the health concerns are. if the health concerns are past you and/or aren't "bad" in terms of C&F reasons, then I doubt it'll affect you.

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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby BerkeleyBear » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:43 pm

barberiolisa wrote:I will write an addendum to address them, but if you have a good reason because of health concerns, does that still look awful to admissions committees?


My educated guess is that if it's a good reason, health reasons and whatnot, you'll be fine so long as you aren't currently fighting cancer or something serious. Are you all better now?

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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby bp shinners » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:18 am

BerkeleyBear wrote:
barberiolisa wrote:I will write an addendum to address them, but if you have a good reason because of health concerns, does that still look awful to admissions committees?


My educated guess is that if it's a good reason, health reasons and whatnot, you'll be fine so long as you aren't currently fighting cancer or something serious. Are you all better now?


Yeah, the big question is whether this will affect you going forward. If the law school can expect you to have to continually take a leave of absence for medical issues, that will concern them.

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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby Dr. Gaius Baltar » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:41 pm

Definitely address it.
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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby Rory19 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:26 pm

I wrote an addendum and I had 7.

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Re: question regarding excessive W grades on transcript

Postby barberiolisa » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:45 pm

Absolutely, I am going to address it. And they were due to medical reasons that not longer are in existence. But I guess my inquiry was, if you meet the gpa and LSAT that a particular school normally admits, Could they reject you just on having a great deal of non-punitive withdrawals (which in my case are from health problems). I wouldnt think that the withdrawals alone, could be the make or break between acceptance and denial. Or could they?




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