How bad is a W?

<p>I don't know if I can pull off a good grade in Math 20F and I really don't want a C.
I'm considering a management science major... not completely sure though.</p>

<p>If I end up dropping, I may never even take this class again because maybe I'll just do regular econ.</p>

<p>But I just feel really conflicted and the deadline to drop is tomorrow. I don't know if I should just go through it and end up with a mediocre grade or drop and perhaps retake for a much better grade.</p>

<p>I'm a freshman and this is the first time I'm considering to get a W in a class. Without this class, I'd still be taking 16 units (this was my fifth class).</p>

<p>Does a W really matter- grad/med/professional school wise?</p>

<p>One in freshman year--not so much, just don't make it a habit.</p>

<p>If you take it again, you really have to make it an A to disregard the W.</p>

<p>A W does not matter. I had a W sophmore year but I got into almost every top engineering graduate school in the country with full funding at all of them.</p>

<p>1-3, especially early, isn't that bad.
Any more, or later on, could raise flags.</p>

<p>1-3 W through your four years in college are not bad at all, most. graduate schools actually expect them. Whether its due to family issues, health, or just personal issues, a simple statement in your essay to your grad school will clear it up, they don't care about a W, they care about research.</p>

<p>I already have a W simply because I got stressed over with a full load (20+ units). I regret it, but I spoke to my advisers and ALL of them say it doesn't really matter AT ALL.</p>

<p>So don't sweat it if you have 1 W in your 1-2 years in college or even 3, just don't get anymore than that haha!</p>

<p>Good Luck!</p>

<p>I wouldn't even address them in your SOP. Not a big deal as long as it doesn't turn into a quarterly habit.</p>