Spring 2020 Withdrawal During COVID-19 Pandemic

Students requesting a retroactive withdrawal from a spring 2020 course should follow the Retroactive Withdrawal process below. Third-party supporting documentation is not required for spring 2020 request, students should submit their statement as an attachment in order to submit their form. Spring 2020 requests for retroactive withdrawal are not subject to the $20 Retroactive Withdrawal Fee.

Please visit Enrollment Services COVID-19 Updates for more information about updates to academic policies, requirements, and processes.

Current students withdrawing from the university prior to the schedule adjustment deadline should go through the official withdrawal procedures in the Office of the Registrar. Dropping all courses does not constitute an official withdrawal. All new students withdrawing prior to the schedule adjustment deadline are required to reapply and be readmitted to the university for future semesters.

After the schedule adjustment deadline, withdrawals are only permitted for extremely serious, fully-documented cases involving health or accident. You must submit a completed Petition for Late Schedule Adjustment and supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar.

An approved withdrawal will result in a grade of "W" for the course(s) on your academic transcript. "W" grades are not factored into your grade point average, academic probation or disqualification procedures, or as a course attempt for course repeat policies.

No refunds for total withdrawal will be issued for classes dropped after a certain date each semester (the point at which 60% of the semester has been completed - review the Academic Calendar).

Retroactive Withdrawal

A Retroactive Withdrawal is a process that allows students to petition to withdraw from one or more courses from a term after the term has ended. Students must provide a clear explanation of the serious circumstances that affected them during the semester, such as serious illness or accident, as well as an explanation of how these circumstances prevented them from withdrawing prior to the designated deadlines.

Students must complete a Request for Retroactive Withdrawal and attach appropriate documentation for each request. Students requesting to withdraw from more than one course, but not all courses, must submit one petition per course. Approved petitions are subject to a $20 Retroactive Withdrawal Fee.