Withdrawing from classes

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  1. academyhopefull

    academyhopefull Member

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    Hey guys im in college and I was just curious how the academy looks at Ws on the college transcript. I was taking GermaN 111( Intro to German) last year around this time and Withdrew from it. And I recently took it again and Withdrew. Do you think this will be a major problem?

    I only have 2 Ws on my transcript but there both for German 111.
     
  2. GoNavyMom

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    IMHO it will be a red flag. You might want to discuss this with your BGO. In the interview he or she submits perhaps they can add more color around the withdrawals to explain why. Also, I don't recall if on the application you submit to USNA, whether or not there's a free form text field where you can add additional information. If there is, consider adding an explanation there but I think your BGO may be the best source to help you present this to USNA.
     
  3. Whistle Pig

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    It'll not go unnoted. Were it calc, chem ...prbly deal-killers. Do you have other language?? What were your remaining course loads upon w/d? The consequences of w/d from German may be more defining than the presence or absence of German I credit. Have you been asked to offer an explanation? If not, that might be of more concern than if so. When it didn't work the first time, why'd you persist? (Some might say that's the definition of "insanity" :eek:)

    You note you've only "2 W's." That's the bad news. What's the good news? What ELSE do you have? 99%s in chem, calc, comp? Those could go a long way in drowning out the noise of the withdrawals.

    But please know this ...just opinion based on what seems to be the appointment climate and culture. USNA does not have a one-size-fits-all beyond gleaning, this is a candidate who is highly motivated, can multi-task like none's business, wins lots of races, and is not a quitter. Yours might be a complicated sell, depending upon how closely they wanna look. In any case, good luck.

    Another illustration calling for great care that undesirable consequences don't defeat. Here's that these will not for you.
     
  4. academyhopefull

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    I'm applying for the class of 2016, not for this year.

    My credit load went form 18-15 credits.

    I'm taking Spanish during the summer.

    But I was just curious what opinions were about the subject. I took the class a year ago and dropped and dropped it again this year. And yeah thats pretty insane but thanks for the opinions.

    Hopefully when I apply this wont be the defining fact in my application.
    I have good grades, Its just something about German. lol.

    And I have As in my current math classes. Still need to knock out Chem though.
     
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    2 recommendations to you as a rising college sophomore:

    1. Consider physics too.

    2. Don't consider German
     

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