Withdrawing from a Class
Any student withdrawing from a class must follow established college procedures. The following include important deadlines for withdrawal and explain the relationship between withdrawal and the assignment of a grade by the instructor.
- A student may withdraw from a regular Fall or Spring semester-length class during
the first two weeks of instruction, and no notation will be made on the student’s
academic record. In Summer, Winter, or in a course of less than a regular semester’s
duration, a student may withdraw prior to the census date, and no notation will be
made on the student’s academic record.
- Thereafter, a student may withdraw from a regular Fall or Spring semester-length class,
whether passing or failing, at any time through the last day of the 12th week of instruction,
and a “W” grade shall be authorized after the instructor has been informed. In Summer,
Winter or in courses of less than a regular semester’s duration, a student may withdraw
prior to the completion of 75% of the period of instruction, and a “W” grade shall
be posted and the instructor informed.
- The academic record of a student who remains in the class beyond the time periods
set forth above must reflect an authorized symbol other than “W.” However, withdrawal
may be authorized in the case of extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances
are defined as verified cases of accident, illness or other circumstances beyond the
control of the student. In such cases, the student must submit a Petition to the Student Petition Committee in Admission and Records. If a letter grade has been assigned, the student
must confer with the instructor rather than submit a Petition as the instructor has
sole authority for grade changes. For further information on this process is available
in the Admission and Records Office, website or portal.
- Any student failing to follow the established withdrawal procedures may be assigned
an appropriate letter grade by the instructor.
- No faculty signatures are required when withdrawing from courses by the published
- The responsibility for withdrawing from courses by the published deadlines rests with the student.