The grade W stands for withdrawal and indicates that you withdrew from a class after the last day to withdraw courses without penalty. You will not receive refund. The W is not calculated in your GPA; however, too many W’s can affect your academic standing. The Standards of Academic Progress state that you must earn at least 67 percent of the credits you register for. Dropping a class after the 100-percent refund date counts as an attempt. By having attempted more credits than you have earned, you could be placed on academic probation or suspension.
W’s are never removed and appear on transcripts as being part of your academic record.
Remember that classes dropped after the 100 percent refund date will still appear on your schedule.
Remember also that there is a deadline to be able to drop a class and receive a grade of W. This date can be found on your schedule or on the academic calendar.