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Justification for withdrawal

whimsicalitywhimsicality Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
I'm going to drop a class for a W very soon. The online request for enrollment exception requires me to write in a justification. This is my first quarter at the school (besides summer) and I haven't done this before. To students who've successfully withdrawn from classes before, is "failing the class and unlikely to be able to improve grade to passing" a good enough justification?

A relevant detail to give you since the request is sent to the dean of my major (I think) is that this is an ICS class and I'm an ICS major, so if you've withdrawn from a course before as an ICS major then I really would like your feedback.

In case you're wondering, I don't have any excuses along the lines of "a death in the family forced me to get a full-time job in addition going to school." Any help would be greatly appreciated, since getting my request denied would put me in a serious pile of doodoo and I want to avoid that at all costs.
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Replies to: Justification for withdrawal

  • parfaitparfait Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    Is there any reason as to why you are failing the class? Maybe something that affected your studies? I managed to withdraw from a class but it's because I was hospitalized...

    They won't do a background check so you could technically exaggerate a bit but... not sure if you want to do that/I'm not exactly advocating it.
  • junshikjunshik Registered User Posts: 1,888 Senior Member
    I don't think withdrawals are meant for students who are about to fail a class.. I may be wrong here, but to be blunt, if you fail, then you fail..

    Feel free to correct me here anyone, but I doubt that the impending result of failing the class is a justification for withdrawal. Only as the previous poster mentioned, there is a specific reason as to why you are failing.

    In this case, it would probably be best to just be honest. The class is too difficult? I don't have enough time to study for this course? Taking too many units, etc.
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