Today is Wednesday, January 28: all classes are canceled today. University offices will open at 10 a.m.  All essential services employees report as scheduled. For additional information, visit the SHU Campus Alert page.

Course Withdrawal Policy


  • Withdrawal deadlines for each term are indicated on the Academic Calendars
  • After that deadline, students will receive the grade they earned at the end of the course
  • Only the Registrar’s office may enter a grade of W (Withdrawal) – the W grade is not an option for instructors to enter
  • Non attendance or unofficial withdrawals do not constitute course withdrawal
  • Students will not receive academic credit for withdrawn courses and may not be able to maintain certain benefits or participate in certain University activities such as athletics if their enrollment status changes.
  • Once a student is officially withdrawn from a course, the instructor will be notified by e-mail.
  • Students are encouraged to consult with their academic adviser prior to proceeding with the withdrawal process to discuss the effect of the withdrawal on academic progress
  • Refunds, if applicable, are applied as defined by the refund schedule outlined on the Student Account website
  • Phone withdrawals will not be accepted. However, students enrolled in online courses may communicate their request by email to
  • Only students may initiate a request for an official course withdrawal
  • Completed forms must be received in the Registrar’s Office by the appropriate deadline as outlined in the Academic Calendars