You may request that all grades in a previous term be retroactively removed and replaced with W grades on your transcript. You need to have experienced, during that term, unexpected health and/or personal problems so severe that you could not have been reasonably expected to complete the term satisfactorily. In general:
- A retroactive withdrawal is not allowed if you have already earned a degree from CSU-Global and the term being requested is prior to the degree conferral
- An approved retroactive withdrawal has no impact on any financial balance owed to the University
- Retroactive withdrawals apply to every course for a particular term and cannot apply to selective courses
- The retroactive withdrawal option is not intended if you simply missed the course withdrawal deadline
- You can choose to withdraw to preserve your GPA, or you can request a Tuition Appeal, but not both
- In order to retroactively withdraw from a course, you must provide documentation of the extenuating circumstances involved. Documentation should outline a timeline that prevented you from withdrawing by the withdrawal deadline
- Withdrawing (even retroactively) has an impact on Financial Aid. In some circumstances, withdrawing may lead to a return of financial aid funds
To request a retroactive withdrawal:
- You must submit the request, along with supporting documentation from a professional who can attest to the your claim of extenuating circumstances, through the Student Portal within 30 days of the end of the term in question.
- Requests are reviewed after the end of the term by the Student Appeals Committee, who makes a decision for approval or denial of the request.