As per CUNY, an Unofficial Withdraw (WU) is assigned to students who attended a minimum of one class. It is important to understand the definition of a WU and the difference between this grade and an F grade before assigning it to a student. A grade of “WU is to be assigned to students who participated in an academically related activity at least once, completely stopped attending at any time before the culminating academic experience of the course, i.e. final exam, final paper, etc. and did not officially withdraw.
· A WU grade should never be given in place of an “F” grade.
· The “F” grade is an earned grade based on poor performance and the student not meeting the learning objectives/outcomes of the course throughout the entire academic/term session. If the student has participated in an academically related activity at least once or if there is documented evidence of the student’s participation in a course, and they have ceased participating in the course, at the end of the term, the unofficial withdrawal grade reported must be a “WU”. When a student does not officially withdraw from a course and fails to complete the course requirements, the instructor assigns the “WU” grade on the final grade roster.