The grade W stands for withdrawal and indicates that you withdrew from a class after the last day to withdraw courses without penalty (Drop with Refund). You will not receive refund. The W is not calculated in your GPA; however, too many W’s can affect how long it will take you to complete your degree/credential and may impact your financial aid. Withdrawing from a class after the 100-percent refund date counts as an attempt. By having attempted more credits than you have earned, you can delay your degree completion, and this could impact your financial aid. W’s are never removed and appear on transcripts as being part of your academic records.
To drop a class without any penalties (Drop with Refund), you must drop it before the 100 percent refund date. Students can drop courses online through the MDConnect student portal. The dates for dropping with a refund and withdrawing can be found in your fee invoice schedule or in the academic calendar.