Another "W" Question with Regard to LSAC GPA

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hyrule
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Another "W" Question with Regard to LSAC GPA

Postby hyrule » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:52 pm

I'm not sure if this is the right board to post this question on, but it'll do.

I withdrew from one class in my undergraduate career, and I know as a fact the "W" is considered non-punitive as I withdrew early and it didn't affect that particular summer term GPA or my overall GPA. I only dropped the class because my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer and was given a measly month to live, so I obviously figured I should spend time with my sick grandparent over finishing a four-week summer course. (I dropped the class after week one of four.)

The thing is, I "retook" this course as I was really interested in the material. It is not marked as a "retake" on my transcript. Instead, I have a "W" for the first time I attempted it and an "A" for the second. Will LSAC view this in the same manner as a retake and figure in an F for the W even if it isn't marked WF?

I didn't come up with my specific circumstance in searching the forums, but I apologize if this question is really redundant. Thanks!

tuxedosquare
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Re: Another "W" Question with Regard to LSAC GPA

Postby tuxedosquare » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:04 pm

i actually had this same worry when i applied last cycle since i also dropped a class before the deadline then took it a few semesters later and received a grade.

lsac did not count the W against me. so you should be fine.

hyrule
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Re: Another "W" Question with Regard to LSAC GPA

Postby hyrule » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:11 pm

Thank you! That appeases my worries a bit. [:

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loomstate
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Re: Another "W" Question with Regard to LSAC GPA

Postby loomstate » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:20 pm

LSAC would never interpret a W as an F, no.

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Re: Another "W" Question with Regard to LSAC GPA

Postby Dany » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:30 pm

Just in case you want to be more reassured, I dropped four classes in various semesters for Ws and took them all at a later time and my LSAC GPA was not affected at all.

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Re: Another "W" Question with Regard to LSAC GPA

Postby loomstate » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:00 am

It doesn't matter if you retook a course from which you withdrew, and it doesn't matter that you withdrew from a course in the first place (as long as it didn't hurt your GPA).




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