How many withdrawals is too many?

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Tot12Tator
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How many withdrawals is too many?

Postby Tot12Tator » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:13 am

Hello,

I am applying for for law school these next few months, and I have a few withdrawals on my transcript. I have 3, one a year, and am considering dropping another class now. Would 4 really hurt my chances a lot more than possibly getting a C in the class?

law2015
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Re: How many withdrawals is too many?

Postby law2015 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:19 am

It won't hurt you. Definitely do not get a C, that is much worse.

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Nova
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Re: How many withdrawals is too many?

Postby Nova » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:21 am

Take the W

Ws are nbd.

Darmody
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Re: How many withdrawals is too many?

Postby Darmody » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:48 am

Wait....I thought W's were recalculated by LSAC and have a weight of 0, so the same GPA mark as an F? So a C would give you a 2.0, but a W gives you a 0 so it would hurt you even more

juristhedoctor
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Re: How many withdrawals is too many?

Postby juristhedoctor » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:25 am

Edit: OP should use the search function. This topic has most certainly been discussed on TLS before. Alternatively, Call LSAC. I did this last year and they let me know that my W wouldn't be factored into my GPA.
Last edited by juristhedoctor on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

slayerhn
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Re: How many withdrawals is too many?

Postby slayerhn » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:31 am

I have 7 withdrawals and the limit in Texas is 6 (Don't know how, don't care). Accepted to T14 schools and scholarships to many T1s. Nobody said a word.

Don't take this as advice. It's merely an anecdote to consider.




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