Does a W (withdrawal) look bad?
I want to withdraw from a college course and Im wondering if one W looks bad? its seriously very useless and I regret taking it.
- MamawidsomLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
It looks a lot better than an F or D. Of course, it depends on the context. Generally, if you are trying to get into college/university or trying to transfer or get into a specific program, your GPA is really important and these academic admissions staff are going to look at your transcript. One W is fine. Having a lot of them suggests you have difficulty in applying yourself.
Once you graduate from college, it is very unlikely an employer will actually ask you for a transcript. They may not even ask you for your GPA.
- jannsodyLv 73 weeks ago
A "withdrawal" should look better than a D or F, either of which may really bring down one's GPA.
- CarolOklaLv 73 weeks ago
2 or 3 Ws over 3 or 4 years doesn't look bad. I have a 6 withdrawals on 2 of my transcripts, but I have 3 bachelors degrees and not quite?2 master's degrees.
- JohnLv 63 weeks ago
A few Ws over the course of 4 years of study does not look bad. A number of Ws, however, might raise questions for anyone (a potential employer or a graduate school) reviewing your transcript.