1. I’m planning to transfer this year, however I have couple “F” and “W” on my college record. I re- took those classes and got a good grades and my GPA is 3.6 right now. However, I heard that in UCLA and USC they are very strict with that and if they see more than 2 “W” or “F” they denied your application right away. Is it true? Doesn’t mean that I have no chances to get it?

    Answer by George
    I think you know you have placed yourself and your future in some stressful and hazardous places. You been involved in a high stakes higher education game and either didn’t care or didn’t realize the costs there would be to not making a plan, or having a goal and and not sticking to it.

    I can’t say what effect 2 W’s or F would have on your applications to UCLA or USC, but I can tell you that it would raise heavy cautions from many colleges and universities from the Midwest, to the East and the South.

    You have damaged your record and you should transfer. However, your transfer should probably be to a state university such as LA state, Long Beach State, or any other state college in California if you are a resident of California and if you are planning a career in a field that requires more that a bachelor’s degree to be employed and to be promoted. Most fields have raised their expectations so that many of them hire MA students for beginning level positions.

    Another strategy you might apply is to go to a community college to complete either two years and then transfer again to a college that offers a four year degree to finish up a bachelor’s degree. And then go on to an M.A.

  2. I’m still waiting for my w-2, and I still haven’t gotten it yet. Does anyone know the latest date they send it out? Isn’t there some law that they have to send it out by a certain date?

    Answer by romanov1918
    January 31.

  3. I am trying to fill out a w’4 for a new job. My husband worked full time and I am in the Army Reserves but other than that I didn’t work. We have 1 child. What is the correct number of allowances?
    He is active duty army and I can’t rememebr ever doing a w-4 before. MY daughter and I are his dependents in the eyes of the military. I’d say he makes around 35000 a year and I make about 3,000 in the reserves. Are each of us an exemption?

    Answer by Judy
    Yours is complicated and you don’t give nearly enough info. Depends on how much each of you makes at each job including the Reserves, and what he has on his W-4. Married but withhold at the higher single rate/0 might be a good start, but might result in too much withholding (you’d get any excess refunded when you file), or it might not be enough withheld.

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