As a Running Start student, you have a hold on your registration. This means that to officially add, drop or change a class, you must meet with a Running Start advisor to have the hold removed. After that, you may change your schedule online or in person at the Admissions/Registration Office. It’s your responsibility to inform your high school counselor of any changes you make to your Running Start class schedule.
If you’re thinking about dropping a course, discuss this decision with a parent or guardian and your high school counselor, as well as the Running Start advisor. Keep the following information in mind:
• Any courses you officially drop by the second week of the quarter will not appear on your college transcript, and you won’t receive course credit.
• You will receive a W (withdraw) grade on your college transcript for courses you officially drop between the third and eighth weeks of the quarter. You won’t receive course credit.
• You cannot withdraw from a class after the eighth week of the quarter. If you aren’t attending your class, or if you aren’t able to attend after the eighth week, meet with your Running Start advisor to discuss your options.
• A W grade is not computed as part of your GPA. However, having a W on your transcript may impact your acceptance at some 4-year universities and your eligibility for scholarships.
• It’s better to have a W on your transcript than a failing grade.
If you don’t officially withdraw from a course but you stop attending, you may receive a failing grade of 0 at the end of the quarter. This will be a part of your transcript and will factor into your GPA.