Withdrawal from a class?

<p>So I'm planning on withdrawing from a class and I was wondering how medical schools react to it. I'm a freshman in college, and this is my first withdraw. </p>

<p>I'm planning on withdrawing a comics book class, a class I took for the arts credit, because it is just a really uninteresting class. I didn't drop it in the first week because I thought I could tough it out since I've never really dropped a class before. I'm taking 20 credit hours right now and without the class, I would have it dropped down to 17. I'm taking two honors classes already, along with Orgo 1 and Cell Bio. </p>

<p>In short, how would the medical schools see it if I drop a pointless class about comics?</p>

<p>One W (or WP--withdrew-passing) won't damage your eventual application. </p>

<p>However, if you make a habit of withdrawing from classes--that could cause problems.</p>

<p>I would guard your withdrawals carefully. Is it a hard class? If not, I'd just suffer through the boredom rather than receiving a W from what would have been an easy A. Not all courses will be equally interesting, unfortunately.</p>

<p>The issue is that it is so boring and I would have to write 20 pages of analysis for comics. It's not an important class, but it just takes work that I don't want to give. It's not anything related to science, but art, so surely one withdraw in a arts course won't be bad?</p>

<p>No, but the problem mmm refers is to is that you have no way of knowing what the future holds. One W won't hurt your application, but what if you run into a situation beyond your control or end up in a class with a awful, unreasonable prof and need to withdraw.
Then you'll have multiple Ws on your transcript which is a bad thing. </p>

<p>BTW, a 20 page analysis paper isn't that big of a deal in college. Pretty typical for many non-science classes.</p>

<p>I wrote papers breaking 50 pages, dodging one hard assignment is not worth a w if it is an easy a. As was stated above, you never know what the holds.</p>

<p>Unless the class is absolutely grinding you down, or if you're going to get a really bad grade, stick it out. Not sure what the humanities requirements at your school are, but if you get stuck in a history survey class, 20 pages is going to seem really short.
All Ws stay on your transcript; a couple won't hurt, but after that any others will be noticed and questions will be asked-the problem is, maybe not of you, but by the person who reviews your application for med school-of another admissions team member.
So stick it out; there may be the day when you have to withdraw from a class to prevent getting a really awful grade.</p>