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 without a notation being made on the student’s
academic record. In Summer, Winter, or in a course of less than a regular semester’s
length, a student may withdraw before the completion of 20% of the period of instruction
and no notation will be made on the student’s academic record. To identify the withdrawal
date for a Summer, Winter or short-term course ask your instructor for the date.
- Thereafter, a student may withdraw from a regular Fall or Spring semester-length class
at any time through the last day of the 12th week of instruction, and a “W” notation
will be placed on the student's record. In Summer, Winter or in courses of less than
a regular semester’s duration, a student may withdraw before to the completion of
75% of the period of instruction, and a “W” notation will be posted on the student's
- The academic record of a student who remains registered in the class after the time
periods set, after the withdrawal deadline other than “W” will be assigned. 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 requesting a withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances.
If a letter grade has been assigned, the student must confer with the instructor and
request a grade changeas the instructor has sole authority for grade changes.
- Any student failing to follow the established withdrawal procedures may be assigned
an appropriate letter grade by the instructor. Students may request a grade change
up to two years after the grade notation has been assigned per WVM Board Policy AP 4231.
- 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.