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Too many withdrawals?

fancyheaderfancyheader Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Barnard College
Hello,
I'll be applying as a transfer for the fall to the joint-degree Barnard/JTS program. I'm wondering how bad do you think two withdrawals in one semester would look? I withdrew from about three classes in high school (only one per semester, though), graduated with a 2.3, went to a college and failed out, THEN went to community college, and now have a 3.7. I withdrew from about two or three classes while at community college because they were online courses and I hate online courses, but this semester I've withdrawn from an online course and now I want to withdraw from a certain math course that I don't need for my degree. I will still be full-time, and I could probably prove that I'm still doing extracurricular things this semester, and not just slacking.
Anyway, what do you think? Do you think admissions could look past two withdrawals this semester? (And should I re-take the course next spring even though I don't need it?)

(Don't ask why I need to withdraw...it's because I hate the classroom.)
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Replies to: Too many withdrawals?

  • churchmusicmomchurchmusicmom Posts: 3,853Registered User Senior Member
    I don't really think anyone here can tell you the answer to your question....
  • PhedrePhedre Posts: 304Registered User Junior Member
    I agree with churchmusicmom, this is a specific admissions question that only a real counselor could tell you.

    However, the fact that you "hate the classroom" worries me. From the couple of girls I've talked to that are in the joint program with JTS, I know they are taking a LOT of classes. It is a very rigorous program. Plus, your academic experience is the obviously central part of Barnard in general. If you "hate" being in class, I am concerned you will not thrive at school.
  • fancyheaderfancyheader Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    Well, I did ask (or, I should say, I sent an email that hasn't received a reply yet), but I thought I'd post here too on the off-chance that someone had a similar experience.
    By "classroom", by the way, I meant "that specific classroom"...it's really old and is filled with really bad air pressure.
  • PhedrePhedre Posts: 304Registered User Junior Member
    Oops. Sorry for the mistake. :)
  • churchmusicmomchurchmusicmom Posts: 3,853Registered User Senior Member
    By "classroom", by the way, I meant "that specific classroom"...it's really old and is filled with really bad air pressure.

    I am not at all sure what you mean by "really bad air pressure". Unless a room is air-tight, the "air pressure" in it will be the same as surrounding rooms. If you just are not comfortable in classrooms that are "old", you might indeed have issues with some classrooms at Barnard. And at any other college, most likely.

    I think you need to clarify for yourself what issues you may need to deal with. Just changing schools may not be the answer you are seeking...
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