March 11th, 2010

the dude

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When does financial aid get updated on our uw account? Like when are award letters sent and stuff? I got like $8,000 in aid last year but i can't remember when it was given. 
castle

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Apologies if this has been asked before.

I'm hoping to transfer to UW in a couple years. I decided to switch my major last semester around the same time that I was given an ultimatum at work -- either go full-time or be laid off. Since I was part time, I couldn't collect unemployment and had to drop a math class that was during my new work hours.

My new major doesn't require math of that level, so there's a W on my transcript for last semester that hasn't been re-taken. I don't want to re-take the class because I learned almost all of it and don't relish doing it all over again if it's not even required for my degree, especially since work also stopped tuition reimbursement and I have other priorities if I want to graduate sometime in this decade.

Is that going to be a problem? Would I be able to explain to UW why I had to withdraw, or am I expected to successfully pass the course whether or not I need it anymore? Do they even care about Ws?

Thanks in advance!