Q: As a freshman I didn't know you get dropped at midterms. Why does this drop happen?
Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011 18:03
As a freshman I didn't know you get dropped at midterms. Why does this drop happen?Believe it or not, administrative withdrawals are for the student's benefit. There are a series of these throughout the semester. The first drop is for lack of tuition payment, and this occurs before the start of classes. There is a ten-day drop that takes place after this. This ten-day drop is for teachers to withdrawal students who are having attendance problems early in the semester. The midterm drop is for students who have very poor attendance or are not going to be able to pass the class. This drop helps students because it shows up on transcripts as a W. The W, standing for withdrawal, is much better to have on record than an F. However, these systems are not fool-proof and it is the responsibility of the student to make sure they are withdrawn if they no longer wish to continue with the class.
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