How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

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meaganm
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How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

Postby meaganm » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:36 pm

I am considering Q dropping a course because I am afraid that I will fail and I don't want it to kill my GPA. But I am worried about what this will like to law school admissions. Anyone have any input or advice?

RoaringMice
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Re: How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

Postby RoaringMice » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:43 pm

What is a Q Drop? That's not a term used at any of the unis with which I'm familiar.

IpleadtheFiF
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Re: How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

Postby IpleadtheFiF » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:11 pm

RoaringMice wrote:What is a Q Drop? That's not a term used at any of the unis with which I'm familiar.


Q-drop is a term used by a few Texas schools to designate a course (greater than one credit) that is dropped after the drop deadline.

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Re: How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

Postby Hat Trick » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:19 pm

Is a Q-drop considered to be a punitive withdrawal?

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Re: How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:15 pm

As long as a drop is non-punitive, it will have no negative effect.

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Re: How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:10 am

It looks worse than an A, better than a B or worse

If you get an F for it, I would finish the class obviously

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Re: How bad does a Q drop look on your transcript?

Postby RoaringMice » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:10 am

Doing some research, I find that a Q Drop is not considered punitive by the TX unis that use it, and according to some on this board, is not considered punative by LSAC; however, some law schools may cast it a glance, as it were. Here are some past threads which may help a bit:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=179979
http://www.top-law-schools.com/archives ... 5&start=25




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