By: Karina Tovar, Staff Writer
Sunday was the last day for students to withdraw from classes and receive a “W” to avoid a failing grade on their record.
Monarchs had to have dropped the class officially themselves on or before May 11 by logging on to their portal. Failure to have done so by this deadline would result in students failing a class. If the class was dropped by deadline, Monarchs will receive a “W” in place, which will go on their official transfer record.
“I’m not planning on dropping any classes because I’m doing well,” said Chicano studies major Danny Martinez. “But its way better when an Administrations Office is looking at a W instead of a fail.”
The “W” will count as an attempt for the course the student decided to drop. This means it is counted in the 90-unit cap limit a student can take. Monarchs should also remember that they will not be able to register for a class after they have attempted the class three times. A “W”, included in any combination with a NP, D or F letter grade in a course, is included in the three attempts policy.
“I maybe should have dropped one of my classes because I think I have a D in [a] class, and I’m not sure if ill be able to catch up at this point,” said undecided major David Santona. “I hope to not fall behind next semester, but if I do, I now know I have the option of a “W”.”
Receiving a “W” will not factor into a students GPA and should be considered in an upcoming semester as an alternative for students who may fear receiving a failing grade on their official transcripts record.
For more information, students may contact the Admissions and Records Office at (818) 947-2553.