UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Withdrawal Grade

For undergraduate students, the W grade will be assigned when a student withdraws from the university or receives permission to drop a course after the deadline for dropping courses established by the Executive Committee of the college or school in which the student is enrolled. The W grade will be assigned for each course affected, including graduate courses when an undergraduate student has been approved to enroll in a graduate course and subsequently withdraws. Courses in which a W has been entered on the student’s record will be disregarded in determining a student’s grade-point average and will not be considered as courses attempted in assessing the student’s grade-point average for graduation. W grades are not assigned to graduate students. When graduate students successfully withdraw from a course, it is permanently removed from their transcript.