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Unearned Grades

W Grades
A "W" grade is recorded on your academic transcript when you withdraw from a course after the 22nd day into the semester (or after the 15th day in a block) up until the Withdraw deadline (roughly two thirds the way into the semester), for any reason. To see the exact dates of these deadlines in the current semester visit Academic Deadlines.

  • W grades are NOT calculated into your grade point average (GPA).
  • W grades are considered non-progress grades.
  • W grades remain on your transcript even if you re-take the class at a later date.
  • If you are receiving Federal Financial Aid, you must check with the Financial Aid Office to determine how W grades affect your eligibility.
  • If you are retaking a course and withdraw from the class, the "W" grade does NOT replace the previous grade. Also this retake does NOT count against your allotted retakes at BYU-Idaho.
UW Grades
A "UW" grade represents an unofficial withdrawal which is given to a student who meets the following criteria:
  1. The student did not complete proper withdrawal procedures from the course (i.e. did not drop the class within the established academic deadlines).
  2. The student never participated* in the course or stopped participating before roughly two months into the semester (the deadline for withdrawing from an individual course and receive a "W" grade and not the grade earned).
*Participation includes: (attending class, submitting work, tests, class related assignments, etc.)

UW grades are calculated into the GPA as a failing grade value (0.0).
F Grades
An "F" grade is appropriate when:
  1. The student does not have a record of non-attendance and the student's academic performance warrants a failing grade.
  2. The student's record of non-attendance began after the last date to drop a class without receiving the grade earned (June 15 for full-semester Summer 2008 classes or June 30 for second block Summer 2008 classes).
F grades are calculated into the GPA as a failing grade value (0.0).