It benefits Iowa Lakes Community College students who are withdrawing to initiate a formal drop. A student of Iowa Lakes who fails to show up for registered classes and does not report to the business office that they are withdrawing will receive grades of "F" for all courses. Students withdrawing from Iowa Lakes should make sure they receive any refund they might be eligible for on the pro-rated refund schedule. Should students sometime in the future (even 5-10 years from now) decide to return to college at Iowa Lakes or any other institution, the “F’s” on the transcript will make it difficult to achieve the GPA needed to graduate or be admitted into specific programs or majors.
If I am not returning to Iowa Lakes, why do I need to do a complete withdrawal?