Academic Policy Details
Withdrawal From A Course
Students who wish to withdraw from a course should consult with their academic advisor and complete the official schedule change form that is available in the Office of the Registrar. A grade of "W" will be entered. W grades do not count in the student's semester or cumulative GPA. The withdrawal is not official until the paperwork is processed through the Office of the Registrar. A student who simply stops going to class or who fails to process the withdrawal form according to the deadline will receive a letter grade based upon the entire semester/term's work.
The scheduled deadline to drop a course for the 16 week semester long courses is approximately 10 weeks into the course. Comparably, students in 8 weeks courses will have up through the end of the 5th calendar week of the course (the end of the 4th week for 6 week courses, the end of the 2nd week for 3 week courses) to withdrawal with a W grade. Students who attended or participated in the course on or after the first scheduled day will be charged full or a prorated tuition for courses dropped after the first week (5th business day). (*Exception – 3 week summer courses. Students who attended or participated in the course on or after the first scheduled day will be charged full tuition for courses dropped after the end of the second meeting day.)
These policies apply to the Semester Program/On Campus students only. Graduate College Students will need to consult the Graduate College Regulations.