Course Withdrawal

Sometimes work, unexpected difficulties, or other issues can arise in your life.  When these things occur, a course withdrawal may be possible. It is always suggested that you first examine other options, such as utilizing the late policyspeaking with your instructor, or other resources before considering a withdrawal.

After the unregistration (drop) deadline has passed (after week 1 of the term), you may withdraw from a course until Monday of week 6 of the term.  You should always contact your Student Advisor prior to withdrawing from a course.

The following things should be kept in mind while considering whether withdrawing is the best option:

  • A course withdrawal will result in a "W" grade.  "W" grades do not count towards Grade Point Average (GPA) and will reflect as a "W" on official transcripts

  • A withdrawal is considered not completing a course.  Generally this means you will need to retake the course for completion at a later date. This will also affect completion rate for SAP

  • Tuition and fees will not be adjusted for a withdrawal

  • If you are using federal financial aid, a "W" can affect funds that have been received or have yet to be disbursed, which means that your financial aid may be returned. See Return of Title IV

If, after speaking to a Student Advisor, a withdrawal is found to be the best option, you must complete the withdrawal process through your student portal.

Students who fail to post regular attendance will be withdrawn from a course after 21 days of non-attendance, receive a "WA" grade and be subject to all effects of a regular withdrawal. See the Attendance Policy  for more information.