The Wednesday of the second week in each fall and spring term is the “notation deadline.” This is the deadline for students to drop a course or withdraw from the university without having the course(s) appear on the transcript. (Please note that there will still be a notation on a student’s transcript indicating that the student had withdrawn from the term.) Courses dropped after this date will appear on the transcript with the date of the drop and with a “DR” in the grade field.
The DR does not communicate failure or irresponsibility — it reflects that a student made a choice to discontinue a course. L&S does not backdate drops to remove this notation for cosmetic purposes.