Withdrawal from Courses

Students who officially withdraw from a course between the second and the tenth week of a regular term (see Academic Calendar) will receive a "W" on their transcripts, indicating the withdrawal. Students wishing to withdraw from a class must file a drop form (with all required signatures) with the Registrar's Office and meet the following requirements:

  • The deadline for withdrawing from a class with a grade of W is the end of the tenth week of the semester.
  • The withdrawal deadline for the Weekend/Evening College is the end of the fourth weekend.
  • In cases where a class is offered on a split-semester basis, the deadline for withdrawing is one week after the midpoint of the course (consult the Academic Calendar or the Registrar's Office for the specific date)

After the deadline for withdrawal, a student may request permission to be allowed to withdraw from all of her/his classes because of a medical emergency or extraordinary circumstance by submitting an Academic Petition to the appropriate Academic Dean.

The W designation carries no connotation of quality of student performance and is not calculated in the grade point average.

It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw officially from a course or all courses. Failure to attend a course does not constitute a withdrawal.