How to word the email.

<p>I'm planning on transfering in the coming spring. I will have a W on my transcript, and I want to know how I should word the email asking if that would have any negative bearing on my admission. Any ideas??</p>

<p>If you don't want to reveal your identity, call instead. </p>

<p>Word of wisdom: it will have a negative affect. The best way to deal with this is write a letter explaining why you withdrew. Hope you have a good reason and good other grades</p>

<p>why will it have a negative affect?</p>

<p>I'm failing math at the moment and my teach. said if I stayed until the end and all he would give me a W instead of an F. I'm retaking in summer school.</p>

I'm failing math at the moment


<p>And you're asking why the withdrawel will have a negative affect?? You can't just say you withdrew from a class; you're going to need a reason for the college you're applying to. Saying you withdrew from a class because you were failing is not going to be good, at all, regardless of whether or not you plan to retake it.</p>

<p>well, i can get an F, now can I?</p>

<p>take the W and say you had a packed schedule tutoring retarded children and training seeing eye dogs</p>

<p>hahaha....I do work at Borders Books (lots of fun stories there)</p>

<p>Seriously tho, dont say it's cuz u were gonna get an F, say it's cuz you were to busy...make somethin up.</p>

<p>Don't lie. If you're going to stoop that low, you don't desevre to get in anywhere. Plus, your college might want to check up on that W, and if they find out you lied, you're doomed.
Tell them the real reason, say you'll take it over the summer, and then see what happens. But don't lie, you'll only screw yourself. Plus, most colleges know why people withdraw: they're failing the class 90% of the time.<br>
Besides, if you did lie and say you were busy doing outside stuff, that looks even worse, because they you're choosing "other stuff" instead of school.<br>
Just suck it up, take the W, tell the school, and see what happens.</p>

<p>You wont screw yourself. The only way you screw yourself is saying "I wanna drop this so I dont get an F." The fact is the college WONT find out. Say you are to busy, that wouldn't be a lie...everyone is to busy these days :)</p>

<p>Well in the spirit of the Honor Code. I won't lie. IF the college asks I will tell them the truth. I just don't know how I'm going to word it.</p>

<p>Sure, just lie your way into a transfer. That's horrible. Just admit your mistakes, and move on!! Everyone fails a class every once in awhile. If you show them that you want to make the effort to retake it, they'll appriciate that. But, even if you do lie, deep down they'll know the real reason regardless of whether you tell them or not.
As for telling them, if they even ask, say that you were just not prepared to take the course, fell behind, and the only way to succeed in the course and learn the material completely was to withdraw and retake the course. Best thing that you can say: admit you messed up, know you need to retake it, and plan to do so. </p>

<p>On a side note, I can relate to this: I'm at Virginia Tech, trying to transfer to UVA. I have a C in multivariable calculus, and for an engineer, it's suicide to graduate with below a 3.0 GPA. I could take the easy way out and change the C to a P, and get a 3.52 GPA for the semester, and just tell the college i'm trying to transfer to that the stress of the tragedies were too much. But, instead, i'm taking the C, taking the lower GPA, and telling the college that yes, I screwed up a bit, but am still confident that I will do well in later courses.
So, before you go and lie, know that everyone, including the admissions office is human: they know people make mistakes, but they also know when people lie.</p>

<p>They dont know when people lie. Do they really think everyonw w/ a W had an F? No, they dont. Feel free to tell the truth, just dont come b.itchin if u get denied.</p>

<p>Try the no-lie-but-not-TOO-honest route. Like: Why are you failing? Did you take on too much? Say that. You just had too much on your plate and wanted to focus on calculus, so you decided it would be best to take it over the summer, when your focus wouldn't be so divided. If it's because you just suck at math, spin it that way: "Math is very hard for me, and I realized I was in over my head. I opted to study on my own during spring and take the course in the summer when I could devote my undivided attention."</p>

<p>I don't think you need to tell them you're failing, but I wouldn't advocate dishonesty. I'd go for the reason behind the failing, and then move on quickly to the solution.</p>