After the “Last Day to Withdraw with Refund” period has ended, students may withdraw from courses until the “Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of ‘W’” period ends (see Academic Calendar). However, the Registrar’s Office is the only official authority within the college designated to accept withdrawal notification. Officially dropping a course during this period will result in a grade of ‘W’ on the student’s academic transcript with no effect on the cumulative GPA. Officially dropping after the “Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of ‘W’” period will require an instructor issued grade of ‘WP’ or ‘WF’ (see Auxiliary Grades and Academic Calendar). Students should always consult with an academic advisor prior to withdrawing from course(s) to avoid adverse penalties such as loss of financial aid eligibility, VA Education Benefits, or delay in meeting graduation requirements.