Withdrawing from a Class
The academic calendar indicates the last date by which a student may withdraw from a class. The class will remain on the student’s transcript with a grade of W but will not calculate into the GPA. Note that this differs from dropping a class. When dropping a class, it will not appear on the transcript. To withdraw from one or more classes, second year students may either do it themselves through CUNYFirst or have their advisor fill out a Withdraw from a Course form. We encourage second year students to meet with their advisor to discuss their decision. First year students must meet with their advisor to withdraw from a course. Requests made before the deadline indicated in the academic calendar will be honored. There is no guarantee that a request for withdrawal after the last date indicated in the academic calendar will be approved. If a request after the deadline is not approved, the student will receive a grade in the course. Remember that adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a class is an academic action that the students initiate and for which are responsible. If a class is not dropped by the deadline indicated in the academic calendar, it will remain on the transcript whether or not the student attended the class.