Course Drop and Withdrawal Policy 


Dropping a Course (1st Week through the end of the 3rd Week of Classes)

Students are allowed to drop courses up to the last day of the third week of classes during a regular semester.  (Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.)  Courses dropped by the deadline do not appear on the student's transcript.  Course Drop Forms are available online or in the Registrar's Office,  Davidson Hall, room 116.  Refer to the Bursar's website for Full Time and Part Time Refund Policies.

Full Time minimum credit requirement*:

  • 12 credits for Undergraduate level students
  • 9 credits for Graduate level students
  • 6 credits for Doctoral level students

 

Withdrawal from Course (4th Week through end of 12th Week of Classes)

From the beginning of the 4th week of classes until the end of the 12th week of classes in a regular semester, a student may withdraw from a course by completing a Course Drop / Withdrawal Form available online or at the Registrar's Office,  Davidson Hall, room 116. 

A "W" will be entered for the course on the student's transcript. 

During this period, approvals for withdrawal are not required; however, it is strongly recommended that students consult with their academic advisor prior to deciding to withdraw from a course.  In addition, students should be aware of the possible consequences of reducing their course load as indicated below.*

(Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.) 

 

Withdrawal from Courses after 12th Week (13th Week through the Last Day of Classes)

After the end of the 12th week of classes in a regular semester, a student may apply for withdrawal from a course only with permission.  The student must present documentation of extenuating circumstances for his or her requrest and submit a Late Course Withdrawal Request Form with the signatures of the instructor of the course and the chairperson of the department in which the course is taught.  This form is available online or at the Registrar's Office,  Davidson Hall, room 116.  

If the request is approved, the student will receive a grade of "W".  Similar to the Course Drop / Withdrawal Form described above, the Late Course Withdrawal Request Form will advise students of possible ramifications of course withdrawal.  The dean of the school offering the course may approve such withdrawal if documented extenuating circumstances, which justify withdrawal, are found to exist.  Poor academic performance is not considered an extenuating circumstance. 

(Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific 8-Week, Summer and Winter Intersession dates.) 
 

 

*Important: Please Read

Failure to carry a minimum of 12 credits as a Full Time student may affect Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and receipt of certain federal, state and other benefits, including but not limited to various financial aid programs, Veterans benefits, University-billed Sickness Insurance, and Social Security benefits.  Students dropping below 12 credits are ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.

Dropping below 6 credits for Part Time students may affect financial aid awarded.

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