Withdrawing from a class is a serious decision. PLEASE speak to your advisor or Financial Aid counselor before you withdraw from a class or from the college completely.
You can DROP a course during the first 5 days of a term (3 days for A/B or L Term) without any penalty. This is called the ADD/DROP period and the last date is noted on the Student Calendar. The course will be removed from your transcript as if you had never registered for the course. After the ADD/DROP period you must WITHDRAW from a course and receive a grade of W on your transcript.
Withdrawing from classes after the add/drop period is completed through Pathway with the exception of the student's last class. Instructions to complete this can be found here. Students may withdraw from class with a grade of “W ” up until two weeks prior to classes ending–see college calendar for Last Date to Withdraw from Class. After the Last Date to Withdraw, instructors have the option to award an “I” or a letter grade of “F.
The withdrawal period begins after the add/drop period and ends two weeks before the end of the term. The last day to withdraw from classes are:
Fall 2013 - November 25
Spring 2014 - April 18
Summer 2014 - July 18
If a student wants to withdraw from their LAST CLASS (total withdrawal from the college), the “Semester Withdrawal” form must be completed (forms are available in the Student Records Office). The student will be required to talk with an advisor, counselor, or financial aid counselor prior to withdrawing from the last class in order to discuss the potential consequences of the withdrawal. Once the form is completed and signed by the student and advisor/counselor, it should be forwarded to the Student Records Office for processing. The withdrawal will not be processed until all signatures are obtained.
Every grade of W will affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculation regarding the 67% Rule. You MUST complete 67% of all the courses you attempt. If you have four 3-credit hour courses (12 credits) and you WITHDRAW from two of them (6 credits) you will only complete 50%. This immediately places you on Financial Aid (FA) Probation, or moves you from FA Probation to FA Suspension.
Every grade of W also affects your SAP 150% calculation, which states you must finish your program within 150% of the time required. (60 credit hour program must be completed within 90 credit hours)
Depending on the WITHDRAWAL Date, if you WITHDRAW from a class before the FA Freeze Date, your FA Award will most likely be decreased. (Exception would be going from 15 to 12 credits, since 12 is still Full-Time)
If you WITHDRAW from a class after the FA Freeze Date, your aid will not be decreased.
If you are a LIFE Scholar, and you fall below 12 credit hours, you will lose your LIFE Scholarship.