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"Punative" withdrawals and incompletes


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"Punative" withdrawals and incompletes
« on: August 26, 2005, 12:59:06 PM »
The LSDAS handbook says "punitive" withdrawals and incompletes are counted as Fs. I took a leave of absence during my second semester of my freshman year and was given Ws for all my courses. It's noted as a "leave of absence" on my transcript.

I also took a semester's worth of incompletes my junior year, and these were later changed to As. On my transcript, it looks like this:


Will LSAC understand that the withdrawals and incompletes are not punative and they were for medical reasons? I just sent the transcript request form to the registrar's office and the person on the phone said that LSAC wouldn't ding me for it but I want a second opinion because these Ws and Is could really tank my GPA.

Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!

Re: "Punative" withdrawals and incompletes
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005, 01:02:07 PM »
From what I understand it is if your school does not consider them punitive, then they won't be counted as Fs.  I know I have an "I" on my transcript from junior year and since my university didn't count it, LSAC didn't.  thank god, my GPA is bad enough!