Withdrawing from a class is a serious decision. PLEASE speak to your advisor or Financial Aid counselor before you withdraw from a class or from the college completely.
You can DROP a course during the first 5 days of a term (3 days for A/B, L Term or Summer Term) without any penalty. This is called the ADD/DROP period and the last date is noted on the Student Calendar. The course will be removed from your transcript as if you had never registered for the course. After the ADD/DROP period you must WITHDRAW from a course and receive a grade of W on your transcript.
Withdrawing from classes after the add/drop period is completed through Pathway with the exception of the student's last class. Instructions to complete this can be found here. Students may withdraw from class with a grade of “W ” up until two weeks prior to classes ending–see college calendar for Last Date to Withdraw from Class. After the Last Date to Withdraw, instructors have the option to award an “I” or the grade earned in the course.
The withdrawal period begins after the add/drop period and ends two weeks before the end of the term. The last day to withdraw from full-term classes are:
- Fall 2017 - November 27
- Spring 2018 - April 18
- Summer 2018 - July 18
Withdrawal deadlines will vary for condensed terms. See the Student Calendar for these dates.
If a student wants to withdraw from their LAST CLASS (total withdrawal from the college), the “Semester Withdrawal” form must be completed (forms are available in the Student Records Office and from your advisor). The student will be required to talk with an advisor, counselor, or financial aid counselor prior to withdrawing from the last class in order to discuss the potential consequences of the withdrawal. Once the form is completed and signed by the student and advisor/counselor, it should be forwarded to the Student Records Office for processing. The withdrawal will not be processed until all signatures are obtained.
Withdrawing from a class can also affect your financial aid.
- Every grade of W will affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculation regarding the 67% Rule. You MUST complete 67% of all the courses you attempt. If you have four 3-credit hour courses (12 credits) and you WITHDRAW from two of them (6 credits) you will only complete 50%. This immediately places you on Financial Aid (FA) Warning, or moves you from FA Warning to FA Suspension.
- Every grade of W also affects your SAP 150% calculation, which states you must finish your program within 150% of the time required. (60 credit hour program must be completed within 90 credit hours)
- If you completely withdraw from all classes, you may owe money back. Read more about withdrawals and the return of Federal Student Aid here.