Understanding “W” Grades

  • The course remains on your transcript with a “W” grade, if you withdraw during the withdrawal period.
  • A “W” grade does not affect your grade point average (GPA).
  • The credits for the class for which you have received a ‘W’ grade will count as attempted credits. Attempted credits are used when calculating your course completion rate, as explained in the Academic Progress Policy.
  • Withdrawing from a class will not change your tuition or fees.

Withdrawing From Some of Your Classes

Students may withdraw (drop) from a course during the withdrawal period. After this time, no course may be dropped except in special hardship cases. A student wishing to withdraw from a course can do it through e-Services.

Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

  • If registered for a course go to eServices View/Modify Schedule. Course specific information can be found when you hover over the clock in the “Last Date to Drop/Withdraw” column.
  • If not registered for a course, go to Courses and Registration; Search for a Course; and pull up the course you are inquiring about. Click the course title and you will find additional information under the “Add/Drop/Withdraw” section.
  • Please refer to the Business Services Tuition & Fees Information page for additional withdrawal and refund information.

Withdrawing From All of Your Classes

If you are withdrawing from ALL of your classes it is advised that you complete the following additional steps:

  • Please contact your faculty advisor or the Advising Success Center located in Decker Hall 202, (218) 755-2038 advising@bemidjistate.edu, to discuss your situation and options.
  • If you would like to speak with the Case Manager to review your personal circumstances related to withdrawing and/or to connect to campus or community resources prior to withdrawing or after withdrawing please contact Samantha Clausen LSW in the Student Center for Health and Counseling (218) 755-2024 to set up a confidential meeting.
  • If you live in the residence halls and/or have a meal plan: Contact the Residential Life Office in Walnut Hall, (218) 755-3750, to terminate your Residential Life Contract and receive directions for proper checkout procedures.
  • If you received any type of financial aid: Contact the Financial Aid Office in Deputy Hall 114, (218) 755-2034 financialaid@bemidjistate.edu, to address the following:
    1. repayment of aid received if you are withdrawing prior to 60% of the term being completed;
    2. discuss your eligibility for future financial aid when you return to school; and
    3. to receive exit student loan information.
  • To determine if you are eligible for a refund: Contact Business Services, Deputy 202, (218) 755-2183.

Finally, you must withdraw from all your classes in e-Services. If you need assistance, contact the Records & Registration Office, Deputy 101, or call (218) 755-2020.