There are circumstances when unforeseen academic or non-academic issues arise and a student might have to decide to withdraw a course. Here are some important factors to consider if you find yourself in this situation:
- For a TOTAL withdrawal from UK see: http://www.uky.edu/registrar/how-to
- Consult the Campus Calendar http://www.uky.edu/registrar/registrar-academic-calendar for dates and deadlines for withdrawing – there is a deadline for withdrawing without a “W” and a later one for withdrawing with a “W”. [Students seeking to withdraw from a course outside of the established deadlines must appeal to the dean. Contact your advisor for details.]
- A “W” posted to your transcript is not calculated into your GPA.
- Talk with your instructor to verify your average in the course and potential for improvement.
- Not completing a course will likely disrupt your progress towards graduation, but if you fail the course both your graduation and your GPA are affected.
- Consider the terms of your scholarships or financial aid package.
- Meet with your advisor to discuss your options and strategy for success.
For more details about How to Withdraw: http://www.uky.edu/registrar/how-to
For details about an Official Withdrawal for a Course see “Academic Requirements” in the UK Bulletin.