In order to process a withdrawal or change in a semester or session enrollment, the student must obtain, fill out, and submit a Drop/Add form at the registrar's office.
If a student withdraws from a course prior to or during the official drop/add period scheduled during the first week of each semester or session, no record of that enrollment or grade will be recorded on the student's official academic record (Official Transcript).
If a student withdraws from a course after the official drop/add period scheduled during the first week of each semester or session, a record of the student's enrollment and a grade of W will be recorded on the student's official academic record (Official Transcript) subject to the withdrawal policy and restrictions printed in the Schedule of Classes for a particular semester or session.
A grade of W is given automatically to the student who files an official withdrawal form before the end of the tenth week of a semester or the fourth week of a six-week summer session. Termination of class attendance without processing an official withdrawal form will result in a recorded grade of F on the student's official record. A completed withdrawal form will be dated and processed on the day it is submitted by the student to the registrar's office.
There can be no withdrawal after the tenth week of a semester or fourth week of a summer session except for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress. The student who finds it necessary to request withdrawal for these reasons must obtain the appropriate form from the registrar's office and appeal in writing to the vice chancellor for academic affairs. The desire to avoid a low grade is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal after the tenth week of a semester or fourth week of a summer session.
Special withdrawal procedures are available to members of the military reserves who may be called to active duty. Information is available in the registrar’s office.