OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Friday, October 3

#6410

QUESTION: Am I able to petition a WD on my transcript. The no penalty period ended sept 26 and I just dropped this one course today (oct 1). We did not do anything for the course yet in terms of assignments/tests. I just don't want a WD on my transcript and i'm willing to pass on the full refund.

6 comments

  1. You could petition, but it sounds like you don't have a reason for dropping it after the deadline so you probably won't win it. A WD on your transcript isn't that bad, it just means you withdrew from the course during the term. You can easily explain that if it ever comes up why you have a WD.

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  2. Rules are rules. You can't ask to be an exception just because it's more convenient for you.

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  3. I don't see why you'd even care if you don't care about the money. It's a dropped course not a failure. Basically unless you have 6+ it doesn't look even remotely bad. Even then all it does is make you look indecisive

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  4. If you didn't want a WD on your transcript, then you should have dropped the course before the deadline. The fact that you've done no course work for grades yet is irrelevant. The one exception is if you have some personal issue such as mental or physical health of either yourself or a family member. This could be grounds for a petition, but it doesn't sound like your case from what you said.

    Like the above said, though, a WD is just a WD. Unless you're applying to some graduate program, no one is going to look at your transcript. Even if you are, a WD isn't a WF.

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  5. TL;DR I dropped a course after a date that would be very easy to find with a quick search and think I'm special enough to be exempted from the clearly stated rules pertaining to withdrawing from a course.

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  6. OP is a foreign student.

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