Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Ramifications of Course Drops & Withdrawals

Because the awarding of financial aid may be adversely affected by withdrawal from a course, a student should contact Student Financial Services prior to dropping a course or as soon as possible after having been withdrawn from a course.

A student’s GPA may also be adversely affected by withdrawal from a course. While a grade of "W" (withdrawal) has no impact when calculating a student’s GPA, an "X" (non-passing) grade holds the same numeric value as an "F" (failure). In addition, an "X" grade remains permanently on a student’s transcript, even though the student’s GPA is recalculated after the "X" grade has been replaced by a different letter grade.

Dropping a course may also adversely affect a student’s ability to satisfy any prerequisite requirements established by his/her chosen program, and thereby delay the student’s completion of the program and ability to graduate in a timely manner.