First Year Academy

Are you transferring to a 4-year school? Wake Tech’s First Year Academy (FYA) is dedicated to promoting student success by teaching strategies that help students achieve their educational goals. The e-newsletter will contain fun facts and tips from our devoted faculty as well as submissions from students.


FYA Student Success Tip:
Not sure how a withdrawal impacts your GPA or financial aid eligibility? Read on to learn more about the withdrawal process.


What is a withdrawal?
Once the deadline for dropping a course passes, a student can initiate a withdrawal or be withdrawn from a course for various reasons. The date on which the withdrawal occurs can impact a student’s GPA or financial aid eligibility.


When is the deadline to withdraw from a course for the Fall 2018 semester?
Knowing important academic deadlines is imperative to student success. Since Wake Tech offers 8 and 16-week session courses, a student should consult Wake Tech’s online calendar for withdrawal deadlines.


How will withdrawing from a course impact my GPA or financial aid eligibility?
If a student withdraws or is withdrawn from a course before the published deadline, a “W” will be recorded on the transcript. A “W” grade is not factored into a student’s GPA but may impact financial aid eligibility.

If a student withdraws or is withdrawn from a course after the published deadline, a “WF” will be recorded on the transcript. A “WF” functions the same way as an “F” in GPA calculations. It will negatively impact a student’s GPA and may impact financial aid eligibility. For more information on Wake Tech’s withdrawal policy, visit the College Catalog.


Note: FYA Faculty are here to support your success! Should issues arise that prevent you from being successful in an ACA course, please consult with your instructor.

 

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