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Postby yeslaws » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:55 pm

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Re: Withdrawl or getting a B-? Any advice? Thanks!!!

Postby psm11 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:05 pm

If the W is non-punitive it's not a big deal. Many people on TLS have had 5 or 6 Ws on their transcripts and still ended up in the T-14. If you withdraw will you be retaking it again? If so, what's to say you would do better a second time around? In the long run a B- isn't really that bad especially in a tough class like that.

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Re: Withdrawl or getting a B-? Any advice? Thanks!!!

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Withdraw!!!!

You won't regret a withdraw, but you will regret a bad grade you didn't need to get when applying to law school.

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Re: Withdrawl or getting a B-? Any advice? Thanks!!!

Postby psm11 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:24 pm

yeslaws wrote:Thanks! Biochem is an elective for my Bio major but it is not a required class as Organic chem.
The thing that I worried about is if I could get all A- in other classes this semester, a B- in Biochem would make 3.53 to 3.50 or even lower. If I withdraw it, this is going to be my second withdraw but my GPA will go up from 3.53 to 3.56.

Which option is better then?

If it is non-punitive then I would withdraw. 2 Ws on your transcript is nothing. Many people had a lot more and still got into great schools.

titan747
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Re: Withdrawl or getting a B-? Any advice? Thanks!!!

Postby titan747 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:09 pm

Keep the credit. You save a lot of money (possible early graduation) that way and a sub .05 reduction in your gpa will not kill your admission chances.

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Re: Withdrawl or getting a B-? Any advice? Thanks!!!

Postby PatrickChewing15 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:46 pm

Not sure what I'd do since the B- doesn't hurt all that bad. But, for what it's worth I had 6 withdrawals and 3.52 when I put my apps in. Got into Virginia, Mich, Duke, Cornell, G'Town, Vandy, and my only rejections were Berkeley and UCLA. So I would definitely say that 2 withdrawals will not hurt you especially since you're in a much tougher major than I was.

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Re: Withdrawl or getting a B-? Any advice? Thanks!!!

Postby 2014 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:38 pm

Withdraw and if pressed make up a better reason than you weren't good at it or you didn't try hard or w/e the cause is.

3.5 is a soft floor for a few schools, Columbia, Texas and UCLA come to mind I believe (I say that without having looked at LSN recently don't shoot me if I'm wrong) and it would serve you well to stay above it.




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