Dropping a Course and Withdrawal

The drop period ends on the First Friday of the term. A dropped course is not reflected on the student’s transcript. The withdrawal period then begins and lasts through 75% of the course. Withdrawal means the student attempted the course but did not complete any credit; the grade of W will appear on the student’s transcript.

Students may drop courses online until the end of the registration period. In order to withdraw from one or more courses, a completed Add/Drop/Withdraw form is required. Instructions on the form indicate when a signature of instructor and/or Financial Aid advisor is required. The completed form may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar or any off-campus center.

No course may be withdrawn from after 75% of the course has elapsed. Students will be issued a grade after this deadline.

W grades can have a number of negative consequences, including negatively impacting students’ eligibility for Federal Financial Aid. Ws on transcripts can also raise questions by transfer institutions and even prospective employers. Students should carefully consider the consequences of Ws before withdrawing from courses.