As a general rule, students are expected to complete any course, required or elective, for which they register. Course withdrawals may have adverse effects on a student’s academic progress, eligibility for financial aid, eligibility for participation in varsity athletics or club sports, residence hall status, and/or international student status.
To withdraw from a course after the Add/Drop period ends, students must file an official Course Withdrawal Form. Prior to course withdrawal, a student must consult his/her academic advisor and the course instructor, as well as any other appropriate offices (e.g., Academic Affairs, Student Financial Services, Athletics, Residence Life, Center for Global Connections) to review the consequences of the intended action. Students may formally withdraw from a course through the end of the twelfth week of the semester. The Office of the Registrar will forward the student’s course withdrawal form to the course instructor, who will assign a grade of “W” (Withdrawal) if between end of Add/Drop and the end of the twelfth week. The grade of W is not averaged into the GPA and CGPA but the credits associated with the course will count as attempted credits. Students may not withdraw from a course after the twelfth week of the semester. (Note: The week of spring break is not included in the count of class weeks for the spring semester.) The closing date for course withdrawals for each semester is published in the Academic Calendar in the College Catalog.