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Resident Withdrawing from Courses

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties


Policy Language

From the sixth day of the semester until around the 12th week of class (see academic calendar for exact date), a normal Fall/Spring course may be withdrawn with a grade of "W." Courses with an early or non-traditional end date may be withdrawn up until the last day of class.

Policy Rationale

To ensure that students understand the expectations set forth by the University for withdrawing from a course.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information


Students wishing to withdraw from a class must submit a withdrawal request to the Registrar’s Office.

"W” grades are not used in calculating a GPA. Course withdrawals with grades of “W” are used in determining a student’s academic load for the semester, upon which tuition charges are based. The student will be responsible for the tuition and fees for the course.


  • A student may not withdraw from or drop MENT 100 and CLST 101, 102, 103 or 105 without permission of the Director of the Academic Success Center.
  • A student may not withdraw from or drop BWVW 101 or BWVW 102 without the permission of the Christian/ Community Service Office.

Exceptions to these deadlines may be granted by the Registrar in unusual circumstances, such as extreme illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control. If a student is unable to withdraw for a specific reason (e.g., death, incapacitation, incarceration, hospitalization, etc.) an administrative grade change to “W” may be approved by the Registrar’s Office.


None specified



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