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When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?

When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?
« on: August 23, 2004, 10:14:20 PM »
I have several on my transcript.  Are they automatically assumed to be punitive, in which case you would have to actively prove to LSDAS that they are not?  Or are they assumed to be nonpunitive until otherwise?  Do they simply hold out on calculating a "W" until they check out the institutional policies?  W's which are punitive are considered to be a zero.  Ouch.

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Re: When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2004, 10:16:18 PM »
i do not think that they are.  normally if you take a "w" after a certain date at your school, however, you fail the class.  i do not think lsdas would automatically interpret a "w" as a 0, however.

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Re: When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2004, 11:22:25 PM »
not sure,

I have a w as well however I do think it may be considered an F, I will let you know as soon as they process my transcript which should be in the next couple days

Re: When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2004, 11:27:49 PM »
I called lsdas a long time ago and they said that depending on what school you go to, the W's might count against you.  They looked up my school and said that none of my W's would have any affect on my gpa. My advice to you would be to just call them and ask.  Hope that helps.

Matthew_24_24

Re: When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2004, 11:31:11 PM »
At the schools ive been in contact with (in Canada) only numerous W's will be factored in to their decision.  They said "only if it shows a consistent record of not completing your work".  They said my 2 w's would not be looked at at all.

Matt

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Re: When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2004, 11:32:00 PM »
i hate the word "punitive."  what is up with that *&^% anyway?

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Re: When does LSDAS consider a "W" to be punitive?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2004, 03:01:23 AM »
i hate the word "punitive."  what is up with that *&^% anyway?

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