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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:

  • Dropped after the initial drop/add period deadline
  • Student submitted an Official Withdrawal form to the Campus Hub
  • At the time of grade entry, instructor entered that the student never attended

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The University policy on withdrawn courses and "W" grades is detailed in the following document from the Office of Academic Affairs: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