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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

"W" Grades

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Grades of "W" are placed on courses to indicate that they are in withdrawal status.

Courses are in withdrawal status for one of the following reasons:

  • they have been dropped after the fifth day of a term
  • the student went through the process of Official Withdrawal and had all of their courses for a term dropped

Students are not enrolled in courses with grades of "W", but these courses are part of the students' record and are considered attempted credits. These courses do affect a student's completion rate and also appear on transcripts.

The University policy on withdrawn courses and "W" grades is detailed in the following document from the Office of Academic Affairs:

Questions concerning "W" grades should be directed to

the Registration Help Center

room:  WA 132; phone:  389-2252