Policies & Procedures

Academic Policies & Procedures

Withdrawals from Courses
The College permits withdrawal from courses with the automatic grade of W (Withdrawal) until the end of the eighth week of classes during the regular academic year, until the end of the fourth week of classes for eight-week courses, and until the end of the first two weeks of classes during a summer session. See the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin for deadline dates for a particular semester.

Petitions for withdrawal after the periods specified above will not be authorized by the Dean except for urgent reasons beyond the student’s control related to extended illness or equivalent distress. The desire to avoid a low grade is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal from a course.

If students withdraw with the Dean’s consent, their grade in the course shall be W if they are passing at the time of withdrawal and F if they are not passing. As with all grades, instructors will assign the appropriate grade. The grade will be recorded on the date of withdrawal. Failure to complete a course without authorized withdrawal will result in a grade of F. The grade of W may not be assigned for a course when a student has taken the final exam, or completed the final paper or project for the course.