W-courses count toward the Additional Writing requirement for most majors; some majors, like the majors in the College of Engineering, instead require specific courses to fulfill the Additional Writing requirement.
Students in majors in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 10 credits of writing-intensive ("W") courses, in addition to a 5-credit English composition course. These may be additional courses from the English composition list, or courses designated in the quarterly Time Schedule with the comment "WRITING."
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Withdrawal from a course during the third through the seventh weeks of the quarter (the Late Course Drop Period, one drop/year allowed) is called the Annual Drop, and is recorded as a "W" with the week of the withdrawal also indicated; for example, "W3." The withdrawal does not affect GPA.
If a student drops all his/her courses (withdraws for the quarter) after the second week of the quarter, the courses are listed on the transcript each with a "W" grade, and the date of the withdrawal is noted.
Course withdrawals made during Registration Periods 1, 2, 3, and the Unrestricted Drop Period are not recorded on the transcript. No withdrawals except hardship withdrawals (or complete withdrawal from the quarter) are allowed after the seventh week of the quarter.