Dear 100 Hour Board,
Due to unforseen circumstances (and a lot of rapidly falling behind), I'm withdrawing from a rather crazed class. A CS class, in fact. I was wondering if any of you epic writing people had ever had to drop a CS class, and if so, did it freeze your grade when you withdrew, or did all of the assignments you hadn't turned in yet default to zeroes when you withdrew? Or if this is waaaay too specific, has this ever happened to you in any of your other classes? I don't know if this is some sort of university policy or department-specific...
-The Fuzzy Bucket
Dear Fuzzy-Wuzzy wuz a bear,
I've never withdrawn from a class, but I happen to know that there is a standard policy across the university: you simply get a W on your transcript. It doesn't matter what portion of the assignments you've done or how well you did them. It doesn't matter whether you currently have an A or an E. There is no effect on your GPA at all. It doesn't look great on a transcript if you're planning on applying to grad school, but then, unless you're aiming for Yale or Princeton or Oxford, it's probably not a make-it-or-break-it thing.
I have withdrawn from a CS class, and I can verify that everything Heidi Book says above is true.