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TigerMan327
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Monroe
Member since Feb 2011
2837 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


If he was pre med or pre dental I would say a C is worse than a W but a B is better than a W.. but since he is just a business guy who the frick cares. If he dropped because he has a B he is a dumb ass





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Fat Man
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Covington, Atlanta, Winston-Salem
Member since Jan 2006
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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I would never hire a person with all A's, it's a character flaw in my book


All A's points to an academician .. which generally means not a good employee.

His point is he SHOULD have a made an 'A' because it was a class where he could make an 'A.'






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reb13
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Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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Terry College of Biz is .. and some Majors are in the Biz College are very competitive .. not that's he vying for those.


That's just a myth UGA students like to say to make them sound better than you. You are almost guaranteed your first choice. And it's like 99% if you have a 3.0.






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smelvis
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Member since Nov 2010
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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That's just a myth UGA students like to say to make them sound better than you. You are almost guaranteed your first choice. And it's like 99% if you have a 3.0


UGA actively manages numbers for Terry and several times in the last decade has tightened down the requirements of certain programs due to the number of students seeking acceptance. There's no myth there, started in the spring of 2002 and has ebbed and flowed with applicant numbers ever since.






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reb13
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Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


Blah blah blah, have a 3.0 and do whatever you want. Which shouldn't be difficult for someone that can get into UGA.





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GenesChin
Ole Miss Fan
The Promise Land
Member since Feb 2012
10541 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


Withdrawn are not a big deal as long as you don't have more than 2 possibly 3 with good reason.

If he feels confident he can redo it for an A and it isn't going to affect his class scheduling he should.

I work with our honors college as a student worker and that is always their advice






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foshizzle
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Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
29501 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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Entry into his undergrad Business School is competitive


They generally care a great deal more about test scores (GRE/GMAT) than GPA. GPA can matter but a fraction of a point from a B is nothing compared with a good test score.






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TogaParty
Member since Feb 2013
276 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


Nothing wrong with a B

It will DEFINITELY look better than a W. Although I have never had to show my transcript to anyone since graduation






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TxTiger82
LSU Fan
Madison, WI
Member since Sep 2004
22409 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


There is no reason to retake a class over a B. Is it worth it? Probably not.

quote:

My son knows he effed up


Maybe he just isn't that good at writing? People think of comm courses as easy but they aren't if you are not a good writer.






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TxTiger82
LSU Fan
Madison, WI
Member since Sep 2004
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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Fat Man


Seriously though, your son should look into other options before taking a W.

For example, is it too late to take the class pass/fail or switch to an audit?






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yellowfin
Illinois Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
66957 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


I've only had one company pull my transcript over the years.....and that's how they figured out I lied about my gpa on my resume





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smelvis
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Member since Nov 2010
1503 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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have a 3.0 and do whatever you want


I wouldn't have felt comfortable at all applying to accounting or MIST (man has that changed) in the fall of '03 with a 3.0. Or real estate in '06. Or finance at just about any point.

Not sure what the OP's son is interested in or what the requirement/number of applicant ratio is today though.






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bpfergu
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Member since Jun 2011
3398 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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My son knows he effed up .. making a B in communication. Wants to withdraw, re-take for the 'A'.

Cost aside, is it worth withdrawing from a Communications class (W on transcript) in order to come back later for the 'A'?


No offense to your son, but how on earth does somebody make a B in communication?






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LSUtigerME
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Walker, LA
Member since Oct 2012
518 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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I would never hire a person with all A's, it's a character flaw in my book


That's why I made one B in my last semester. 3.98 > 4.0 amirite?

But seriously, don't withdraw over a B. If that B is going to make that much of a difference, he's got other issues to worry about.






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Fat Man
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Covington, Atlanta, Winston-Salem
Member since Jan 2006
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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No offense to your son, but how on earth does somebody make a B in communication?


quote:

My son knows he effed up


... not taking care of business.






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Fat Man
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Covington, Atlanta, Winston-Salem
Member since Jan 2006
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


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I wouldn't have felt comfortable at all applying to accounting or MIST (man has that changed) in the fall of '03 with a 3.0. Or real estate in '06.


Agreed. #2 son applied to Terry in '06 (International Business).

Realistically, I think you should want 1/2 A's and 1/2 B's (3.5) to be safe. #4 son (this one) will also be applying for an International Biz type thing-concentration.







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lsu711
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re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


I can't think of any jobs that would come down to a grade in a Communications class.





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foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
29501 posts

re: On your resume': Withdrawn (W) vs a 'B'


Honestly, the only time my grades mattered were for my grad school application. I've never had an employer ask me for a transcript, all the way from a 3 person firm to one of the biggest IT service companies in the world.

I'd bet the FBI pulled it when I applied for a clearance, but they care about whether you lied, not about whether the number is any good.






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