Hello, I am a graduate student and I currently taking a class that is unrelated to anything that I am doing in my research or field of study. I was told by my graduate advisor that I would need another class this semester, however, that turns out to be incorrect and I no longer need this class. I am not doing bad in the class at all and I have no academic reason to drop, I currently have a 97 in the class. But the class is not related to my research, does not interest me, and more importantly is eating into my research time. I was wondering does having one 'W' on your graduate transcript look bad. I currently have a 4.0 and there is no way I can get out of the class without getting a 'W'. Just wondering what you all thought about taking the 'W'. If it really looks bad for later then I will just push on through with this class. Thanks for the help.