Course Withdrawal Policy

  • 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  • Students will not receive academic credit for withdrawn courses and may not be able to maintain certain benefits or participate in certain University activities such as athletics if their enrollment status changes.
  • Once a student is officially withdrawn from a course, the instructor will be notified by email.
  • 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
  • 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