By Sara Berens
Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist
If you’re struggling in a course, have already discussed your grade with your professor, and don’t think it’s passable, you may consider withdrawing.
The last day to withdraw from a full semester course is this Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m.
When you withdraw from a course a WP (withdraw pass) or WF (withdraw fail) will be listed on your transcript depending on how you were doing at the time you left the course. While this may seem like a major flaw on your record, if you don’t have a long history of withdraws, it’s not going to affect your entire future.
However, you may want to speak with financial aid before you make the decision to drop the course to ensure that your funding won’t be affected.
The bright side of withdrawing is that your GPA will be not be affected and you can still consider re-taking the course at a later date if you need it for your major.
For some students, this is a no brainer but for others, it can be a big decision. So if you need to talk it through contact your adviser, or come to Wilson Hall for walk-in hours Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m., and Thursday from 1-4 p.m.