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Old 01-31-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default In college, if you get a W on your transcript

after retake, did your W or failing grade get completely replaced with a new grade?

I know there are universities out there with this system.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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at my school, a W doesn't even count towards your gpa
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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at my school, a W doesn't even count towards your gpa
this, although it's still on your transcript.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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I dunno. I did a withdrawl one time, but I was getting an A when I dropped it. It just shows up as "WP" (Withdrawl Passing) on my transcript. Not sure what would happen if I actually would have retaken it.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:14 PM   #5
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I don't think the W totally disappears, but I don't think they affect GPA in the first place at my school.

Failing grades got replaced GPA-wise if you retook it, but I'm pretty sure they stay on the transcript.
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It differs school to school. AT mine, it gets replaced, but it still remains on your transcript, but it does not count on your GPA once the grade is replaced.
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It should stay on your transcript as a W, but it will not affect your GPA
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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It differs school to school. AT mine, it gets replaced, but it still remains on your transcript, but it does not count on your GPA once the grade is replaced.
W usually does not count towards the GPA.

I was wondering if your university completely eliminated the W from the transcript after retake with a passing grade?

If it doesn't, how is it considered replacement?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:17 PM   #9
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Are you talking unofficial withdrawal (just stopped going to class, etc), or an official withdrawal (went through the University process)? At my undergrad I took W's for all my classes one semester (official withdrawal). The school gave me one year to complete the work for each class with each professor. The W's were replaced with the grades my prof's gave me. The W's never counted towards GPA (unless I never completed the make up work and took a Incomplete ("I")).
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:18 PM   #10
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W usually does not count towards the GPA.

I was wondering if your university completely eliminated the W from the transcript after retake with a passing grade?

If it doesn't, how is it considered replacement?
stayed on the transcript for me..

i don't think it's a big deal to have W's on your transcript as long as you don't have a lot.
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this, although it's still on your transcript.
Which 99% of employers will never look at.
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I don't think the W totally disappears, but I don't think they affect GPA in the first place at my school.

Failing grades got replaced GPA-wise if you retook it, but I'm pretty sure they stay on the transcript.
That's what I mean. Can Cs get replaced GPA-wise too?

Do you know how widely this system is in place at universities? At mine, the GPA is never replaced no matter what.
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Are you talking unofficial withdrawal (just stopped going to class, etc), or an official withdrawal (went through the University process)? At my undergrad I took W's for all my classes one semester (official withdrawal). The school gave me one year to complete the work for each class with each professor. The W's were replaced with the grades my prof's gave me. The W's never counted towards GPA (unless I never completed the make up work and took a Incomplete ("I")).
those Ws, do they still show on your transcript?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:22 PM   #14
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those Ws, do they still show on your transcript?
hasn't that already been answered? but like you said, it depends on your school..
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I thought the whole point of withdrawing from a class was that it didn't affect your gpa?

my college had 3 stages... I forget the exact time limits on each, but you would withdraw immediately and the class didn't appear on your transcripts at all, slightly later and the W stayed on, and after that, it was either WP or WF (withdraw-passing / failing) before withdraws were finally closed off.

I had one WP that perpetually annoyed me because I had an A in the class when I dropped it, but half-way through the semester, I realized that I had miscalculated how many credits I needed and that I didn't need that particular course (and because I was getting slammed with coursework from other classes, I dropped the one I didn't need)
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I just read through this thread and I don't think anyone mentioned a W isn't counted towards your GPA. Nope, not one person said it, guess I'm the first!
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I think the only way to get a W off of your transcript is to get a note from a therapist/counselor saying that you are crazy/depressed/class was ruining your life etc..

This only works once, I think. Well, that was the system at my school several years ago.
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Which 99% of employers will never look at.
yup. Only grad school will look at it. And they probably won't even bother to question it if the W is within your first year.

excellent grades in the final 2+ years of school are what really matters.

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after retake, did your W or failing grade get completely replaced with a new grade?

I know there are universities out there with this system.
Any entry of a grade on your transcript never disapears. It's a transcript it records every event of every course taken with that university. When you retake it and get a grade it will show the course again and indicate the grade. There will be some note there indicating that it had replaced the other grade. From what I understand "W" don't count twords you gpa.
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after retake, did your W or failing grade get completely replaced with a new grade?

I know there are universities out there with this system.
as far as GPA goes, the failing grade is completely replaced. W's don't count on transcript.

however it still appears on your transcript should employers care to look at it.


FWIW, my undergrad GPA without the forms turned in that cancel the first attempts at classes, was 2.73. after forms turned in, 3.008.

2 years of academic probation was bad....
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yup. Only grad school will look at it. And they probably won't even bother to question it if the W is within your first year.

excellent grades in the final 2+ years of school are what really matters.

what fucking sucks is that i did worse in my last 2 years
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That's what I mean. Can Cs get replaced GPA-wise too?

Do you know how widely this system is in place at universities? At mine, the GPA is never replaced no matter what.
It gets replaced as in replaced on the weighted GPA. Your transcript is a record of what you took at school.
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At my school a W is a W...passing or not. One of the biggest mistakes of my freshman year was that I was flunking a class and did not W because some handbook said that you would get an F if you withdrew and were not passing the class; this apparently was not the case. So yeah if you're doing bad, just get the W.

Grad schools and professional programs might care about a W but employers do not, unless they are pricks. They are usually the same ones who ask you about your GPA.
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