While withdrawing from a course will preserve your GPA, excessive withdrawals (W‘s) may affect your academic standing . To remain in good academic standing, you must earn 67 percent of the credits for which you have attempted, maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete your program of study within the allowed timeframe; otherwise you will lose your eligibility for financial aid awards.
Withdrawing from a course after the refund period indicated on your schedule always has financial consequences. If you paid for the course yourself, that money will not be reimbursed to you. If financial aid paid for the course, you may need to give back some of the money you received. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more details.
Whether you have financial aid or not, if you withdraw from the same course twice, the third time you take that course, you will have to pay the full cost of instruction. The repeat surcharge is approximately three times the regular cost of the course.
Some programs limit the number of W’s you may have in certain classes. For example, certain programs at MDC’s Medical Campus limit the number of drops you may have in science classes like biology, anatomy, chemistry, etc.
Remember, if you drop a class, you will have to pay for it again…whenever you re-take it in the future!