Withdrawal from a Course
Once add/drop has ended, the withdrawal period begins. To withdraw from a course, all students must see their advisor, and the instructor's signature is required to withdraw from a course. Refunds are not issued for course withdrawals in the fall and spring terms but may be issued in the summer based on the summer refund schedule.
First-semester freshmen and first-semester transfers may withdraw from a course with the approval of their advisor up to the last class meeting and will receive a grade of "W." If a student, other than a first-semester freshman or transfer, wishes to withdraw from a course, he/she may do so with the approval of an academic advisor up to the deadline as published in the Academic Calendar. (Published sates reflect withdrawal deadlines for a 15-week class. Withdrawal dates vary based on class length.) All course withdrawals result in a final grade of "W" on the transcript. Students who are in violation of the University's Academic Integrity Policy are not permitted to withdraw from a course to avoid sanctions.
Students who wish to withdraw from a course after the deadline must seek approval of the Committee on Student Standing of the student's School. If approval is granted, students initiate the appropriate course withdrawal paperwork through their advisor. Instructor approval is required for a late withdrawal. No students may withdraw from a course after the termination or final examination for the course. Students whose withdrawal requests are not approved are still considered to be enrolled and responsible for payment and will receive final grades.