Undergraduate Catalog: 2019-20

Withdrawal from Courses

After the drop/add period students who want to drop their courses must withdraw from those courses. It is important for students to settle their affairs with the university prior to withdrawal.

In order to properly complete the withdrawal process, prior to formally withdrawing, make sure you contact:

  • Office of Financial Aid to make sure you understand any effect your withdrawal will have on your current and future financial aid eligibility
  • Business Office to understand effect on your bill, if any
  • Academic Advisor to request a withdrawal from any or all courses and to understand your academic status if leaving the university and upon potential return

The student must contact his/her advisor to formally withdraw from any course and request to withdraw in writing.

  • All withdrawals are made officially by the Registrar’s Office to safeguard the accuracy of the student’s permanent record.
  • Changes in full-time and part-time status may affect student financial aid.

Students in traditional length courses:

  • Will receive a grade of “W” after the first week and up to the Friday of the tenth week of the semester;
  • Will receive a grade of “WP” if passing or “WF” if failing after the Friday of the tenth week of the semester and up to the end of the fifteenth week;
  • Must withdraw from the course by 5:00 P.M. on the Friday of the fifteenth week prior to final exams. Withdraws will not be processed during finals week.

Students in accelerated 5-week session format courses:

  • Will receive a grade of “W” after Tuesday of the first week of the session and up to the end of the session;
  • Must withdraw prior to 5:00 P.M. on Friday of the last week of the session. Withdraws will not be processed after 5:00 P.M. on the Friday of the last week of a session.

Students in accelerated 8-week session format courses:

  • Will receive a grade of “W” after Tuesday of the first week of a session and up to the end of the seventh week of a session;
  • Must withdraw prior to 5:00 P.M. on Friday of the seventh week of a session. Withdraws will not be processed after 5:00 P.M. on the Friday of the seventh week of a session.
  • A student who receives an incomplete grade is not eligible to withdraw from the course.

Virtual Campus Students Only

Students in accelerated 8-week session format courses:

  • Will receive a grade of “W” after Tuesday of the first week of the session and up to the end of the session;
  • Must withdraw prior to 11:59 P.M. on Friday of the last week of the session. Withdraws will not be processed after 11:59 P.M. on the Friday of the last week of a session.
  • A student who receives an incomplete grade is not eligible to withdraw from the course.

All Students

Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal. If the student does not formally withdraw from any class, a grade of “F” will result.

A student may request a withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances (including medical reasons) for circumstances that are reasonably beyond the student’s control which have caused the student to be unable to attend classes, complete the semester, or otherwise become delinquent academically. All withdrawals due to extenuating circumstances are decided on a case by case basis and will need verifying documentation. The student should contact the Student Success and Academic Advising Center to initiate the request and receive information about the withdrawal process. A student who is called to active military duty, after proof of the call up is submitted, will be withdrawn with no punitive grade on his/her record.