After the official course selection period ends (usually after the second full week of classes), students are permitted to petition for withdrawal from a course until the end of the tenth week of classes with the permission of the instructor. The course remains on the student’s academic record, however, with a mark indicating the withdrawal. The withdrawal is not considered in the computation of the grade point average. To withdraw from a course, the student should print a Course Withdrawal Request Form. After completing the form and obtaining the required signatures, the student is to return the form to the School Registrar’s office.
Students are not permitted to withdraw after the end of the tenth week except in extraordinary circumstances. In such cases, requests to withdraw must be accompanied by a Course Withdrawal Request Form and a letter explaining the extraordinary circumstance. Withdrawals after the tenth week also require the permission of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
Changes in registration may impact financial aid, billing, and student status. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and the SP2 Financial Aid office before requesting to withdraw from a course. The grade of W does not count towards the full-time status requirement for international students. These students should consult with their ISSS advisor before withdrawing from a course.
Partial tuition refunds for course withdrawals are available up to three weeks after the official Add/Drop period.
A student who is required to withdraw because of violation of University regulation is not eligible to receive any refund after the Add/Drop period.