Question by George: What do I do about the “W” on my transcript when applying to Grad Schools?
I took a class last year called Film Editing which was supposed to teach us how to use editing software like Final Cut Pro and teach us the basics to editing video. Instead, with my luck, I had a crazy teacher who thought we should spend the entire class socializing and talking about what are favorite movies were. By the 8th week we still didn’t learn a thing or even use editing software even once so I decided to drop the class and focus on the other 4 classes I was taking that term. Back then I wasn’t even thinking of graduate school so I didn’t think twice about dropping and getting a “W,” but now I’m worried that it’s gonna look bad on my transcript for Grad School.
Do I need to write why I dropped it in my personal statement and if so, how can I be polite about saying it was the teacher’s fault. And do you think this will be a huge problem, especially since it was an elective course within my major (i ended up taking a film theory class instead).
Answer by ne11
Write a brief summary about why you withdrew from this class. It will stem questions from grad schools.
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