Happy Monday, English majors!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28, is the last day you can withdraw from a fall course.
Strongly consider this deadline if you have performed poorly in classes this quarter, if you are in violation of attendance policies, if extracurricular pressures have interfered with your academics, and/or if you have multiple times in BlueStar that you cannot amend.
If the above paragraph describes you or your situation this term, contact your professors immediately. Ask to speak with them during office hours about your performance, and ask them frankly what your chances are for passing their courses. If they say you will most likely fail, withdrawal is your best academic option.
You withdraw from a class following the same method you use to drop a class from your schedule (…see the 3-minute mark, here). A withdrawal grade has no impact on your GPA. Academically, withdrawal is always better than failure.
If you have financial aid or a scholarship, know that those are most likely awarded based on a ratio of complete v. incomplete classes. Check with financial aid before you withdraw from any classes. There will be no refund to your tuition at this point in the quarter.
Also, withdrawing from a class is different than withdrawing from the university. Do not withdraw from the university. Simply “drop” the course in question, and only do so after confirming with your instructor that failure is pending.
If you have any questions about withdrawal, speak with James Phelps or your English Faculty Advisor.
***Fair warning: James has let us know that his advising schedule is extremely full given the registration schedule at present and recommends that you speak with your faculty advisor.