Should I Withdraw? Please Help! Hey guys, I'm taking an introductory computer programming course (I'm in first year) at a university. The first half of the term went very well, I was getting marks in the 90's. After that, I was going through some personal problems and I was also sick for a week with the flu, which caused my grade to suffer and I missed a lot of material. At my school, it is too late to withdraw from the course without it showing up on my transcript, but there is a possibility for a late withdrawal (I will have to meet with a counselor and explain my position to get permission for this). On my transcript, it will say LWD, standing for late withdrawal. If I don't get this late withdrawal, I might pass the class, but with a very bad mark. My question is, should I still get this late withdrawal? How will it look on my transcript in the future to grad. schools when I am going to a PhD in mathematics? For sure if I get the withdrawal I will retake the course next semester and definitely aim to ace it.