How would a W look here (slightly odd circumstances)?

<p>I just graduated with my BA in May, totally complete (double major and minor), with high honors. No Ws on my transcript from any institution. I'm entering a psychology PhD program in the Fall. This year, I took an online educational psych class through BYU's Distance Learning program to fulfill a pre-req some programs (though not the one I'll be attending) require but my university doesn't offer. I completed that with a good grade a few weeks ago.</p>

<p>After completing that course, I decided to enroll an online (independent study) beginning undergrad Latin class through BYU this summer (also working approximately full-time), just out of interest. </p>

<p>While I'm finding the class interesting, I'm also finding it rather time-consuming, and I'm not sure if it's the best way for me to be spending my time before heading off to grad school. Thanks in large part to help and patience of a <em>wonderful</em> Latin major friend who is tutoring me/guiding me through the grammar lessons (not helping on the assignments themselves, of course, or anything like that), I'm making good progress (on lesson 6 of 13 after two weeks or so). However, I'm still not sure if it's worth the time input. I'd likely get an A or B in the class, which would have essentially zero effect on my final GPA.</p>

<p>If I drop the class, it will show as a W on my BYU transcript, not calculated in GPA.</p>

<p>I wasn't taking (or planning on taking) the class when admitted to my program, it is unrelated to my major/grad program, not related to degree requirements, and not from my degree granting institution. However, I'm still wondering if there would be any possible repercussions for dropping it. The course only cost $450, there are no books, and I'd be getting a $400 refund if I dropped it, so it's not a big financial cost.</p>

<p>FWIW, my grad institution hasn't requested any of my final transcripts yet, though I suspect they will at least request proof of my degree at some point, if not all of my final undergrad transcripts (I'd be shocked if they didn't).</p>

<p>Thoughts? Experiences?</p>


<p>Go ahead and drop it. Even if you aren't given the opportunity to explain, I would have guessed the course conflicted with other opportunities / plans that came up. You already have your degree and it's not even related to your career goal, so it's meaningless anyway. Having said that, I do think it'd be better to continue in any case, unless you're seriously struggling with it.</p>

<p>I don't see it as a problem. People drop things all the time due to various conflicts. If it were to come up, you had a conflict with your job, which is not a lie really.</p>

<p>Drop it if you see it as wasted time.</p>

<p>But you wouldn't be able to read the inscription on the Roman tombs when you go on vacation. I'd re-think dropping Latin...</p>

But you wouldn't be able to read the inscription on the Roman tombs when you go on vacation. I'd re-think dropping Latin...


<p>As it's a genological Latin class (fitting for BYU ;) ), I would be well-equipped to do that. :)</p>

<p>I technically have a year to complete it, but I'm thinking I won't have any time after starting grad school, so I definitely want to get it done before my PhD program starts.</p>

<p>Thanks for the input, everyone.</p>