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  Home > Academics > Support Resources > Academic Advising Center > Withdrawing From a Course

Withdrawing From a Course

“Withdrawing from a course” means terminating your registration in a course after the Late Registration/Add/Drop Period. A “W” grade will be recorded on your transcript.

When you want to discontinue a course, you need to take a formal action to withdraw from the class, even if you stop attending the class or attended it only once.

In the second week to the seventh week of the semester:
You can withdraw from a course without an instructor’s permission by filling out a Withdrawal Form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. There will be a non-refundable processing fee of $20/transaction. A “W” grade will be recorded on your transcript. Contact to your Financial Aid Advisor or International Student Advisor for approvals. You may want to inform your instructor that you are leaving the course as a courtesy, but it’s not required. At this point, you cannot add any courses.

After the seventh week of the semester:
You can withdraw from a course by filling out a Withdrawal Form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. There will be a non-refundable processing fee of $20/transaction. You are required to have your instructor sign the form to drop the course as well as to obtain a signature from a Financial Aid Advisor or the International Student Advisor. A “W” grade will be recorded on your transcript. There is a deadline to withdraw from a course each semester. To check the date, click here. Under no circumstances will a withdrawal be approved after the deadline.


Things to consider before you withdraw from a course

As much as we want our students to succeed in each class, sometimes withdrawing from a course can be a good option. Your instructor will help to assess your academic performance in the course.

Here are some things to consider when you think about withdrawing from a course:

  • impact on your academic progress
  • impact on your G. P. A./academic standing
  • impact on your financial aid
  • impact on your health insurance coverage
  • impact on your visa status
  • impact on your eligibility for on-campus housing


If you need help to understand the consequences of dropping a particular class, please contact your advisor.

 

 

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