As per the FAQ:
If I flag my question with a request to delete it, what will happen?
The standard policy for moderators is to decline such flags. The reasoning is as follows:
- if you can delete your question (because it has no answers, or the only answer has no upvotes), then you should do it. It does not require moderator intervention.
- if you cannot delete your question, then there must be upvoted, or multiple answers. Deleting the question also deletes the answers. Deleting the answers undoes the hard work other people have put in to answer your question, and reverses the reputation they have earned too. This is not fair to the answerers of your question.
Adding the content of the answer to another question, then deleting the original, is not really a solution. First, the author of the answer deserves to have it listed in his account, and to continue accruing reputation points as people vote in it. (Not that jakebeal is in great need of points... but it's nice for both the author of an answer, and future readers, to see how many others have found it useful so far.) Second, it makes the Q&A harder to find, for people who are searching for that question. We are trying to build a library of useful questions and answers for future readers (and many people, myself included, contribute answers with the goal of helping future readers and not only the person asking the question). It's not as easy to find an answer if it's not attached to a question that it answers.
Instead, consider editing your question to improve it. For example, I think the following version of your question would be much better received, and wouldn't invalidate the excellent answer that you received:
Why does an admissions committee need to look at the whole transcript?
Admissions committees look at a student's entire transcript to get an understanding of their academic abilities. Why is it not sufficient to judge a student's academics based on GPA alone?
(and remove the reference-request tag)