C or W

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  1. mdsu

    mdsu Candidate

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    what looks better on transcript? a "C" or a "W" for a community college class. Its near the end of the class and I will probably end up with a C, should I withdrawl and act like i got out in the very beginning since a W usually means you withdrew in the beginning of the class while passing or get a C which means i stuck it out but was only average.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    An A or a B. Seriously. Getting a C in a college class isn't good b/c it tells USNA that you are doing C level work in college -- and that's w/o all the other stuff USNA throws at you other than academics.

    A "W" -- well, USNA has to guess how well you were doing and they probably will guess that you weren't doing A level work.
     
  3. vollkmc

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    At many colleges, a C looks just like an F and is calculated into your GPA as if you got an F. If this is the case at your school I would definitely NOT withdraw unless I was absolutely certain that I would be getting a D or an F.

    My suggestion (as a current college student who has taken classes at two colleges) would be to study extra hard for the final and hope for the best.

    Good luck!
     
  4. goldfarb1

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    I don't know if I'd agree with this statement. A 2.0 is calculated in as a 2.0. Depending on the college some will just count an F as 0, others count it as 1.0.

    To the OP: I'm in joint enrollment, which basically allows a high school student to take classes at a CC while in high school. I took a really hard math class and didn't look at the professor's reviews until after I finished the class (60 reviews of him on rate my professorm with not a single entry being higher than a 2 out of 5). Anyway I was danger close to failing. At the CC I attend the the only way you can drop the class after the midterm is by taking a WF. WF is basically withdraw while failing, and counts against the GPA. Look into this. I doubt if your community college will let you drop a class with a W within weeks of the final. Anyway I studied for several days strait for the final (was worth 25 percent), I went into the final failing and came out of the final with a B. But if I were in your position and had a high GPA, I'd just drop if you could take a W and let people assume it was at the beginning of the semester.
     
  5. vollkmc

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    Wow - that was a big typo that changed the whole meaning of my post! And to top it off I can't edit it! Oops...

    What I mean to say is that a "W" looks just like an F (at least at the two schools I have taken classes at) and is calculated in your GPA as 0.0 for however many credits the course was worth.

    Again, good luck. You can PM me if you want to tell me what school you go to or just post your school's withdrawal polices for more tailored advice.
     

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