I want the lowdown on withdraws before i make a decision here, im hoping you guys can help me out. I recently found out this semester that im transferring next semester to a school where i will be commuting to. I will be taking summer courses and will of course need gas money to get there (its about 45 min away) and my summer job wont start until about 3 weeks into my class. I have a job at school, and if i dropped this course I would be able to work and earn more money so i can afford to drive to my summer course. I got my credit evaluation from my new school and although i would get credit for this course, it wont count for any requirement, it would just be an extra course. That being said, the course in question here is a general studies course. I dont consider this putting other priorities over academics, i consider it dropping a course because a.)its not essential to me graduating b.) This general course includes lots of basic math, which im well versed in, so im not learning much c.) those im combination with the need for money to drive to my summer courses. So technically, this is advancing my knowledge indirectly by allowing me to take my summer course, which IS essential to my degree. Do you consider that an acceptable reason to drop a course and receive a W? I have earned mainly all A's and B's in my math/physics/science courses (i am an engineering physics major). If I am applying to graduate school and they see a W for a general course but all of my other grades are A's and B's within my major, will they take much notice? This course is however a general course in flight i guess you could say, and i would possibly want to major in aerospace engineering in grad school. Would that look bad? I just dont want anyone on a potential graduate committee getting the wrong idea and thinking that I dropped the course due to a potential failing grade.