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Hi all,

Does anyone happen to know how WDNs are perceived on an academic transcript?

I know OLSAS does not indicate that a student has WDNs when converting all grades online. I wonder if admissions committees often look at a student's official academic transcript, and if so, how they might perceive those visible WDNs. 

Thanks so much!

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I'm not sure if anyone here can answer that with certainty.

My view is that it is normal to withdraw from certain courses for a variety of reasons. How does your course load look if you consider only the courses you didn't withdraw from? If it's a normal and proper course load, you are fine.

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I had 4 and had no problem getting into various Ontario schools. My GPA and LSAT were close to the median for Western specifically.

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6 hours ago, boat said:

I had 4 and had no problem getting into various Ontario schools. My GPA and LSAT were close to the median for Western specifically.

did you mention it in your personal statement? 

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On 10/17/2020 at 11:09 PM, ginspritz said:

did you mention it in your personal statement? 

Nope - I should mention I still maintained a full course load as I overloaded in the next semester each time.

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