Academic Policies & Procedures

Grading System


The grade of W (withdrawal) is given automatically to the student who withdraws from courses by the registrar’s designated deadline as listed in the Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin. The grade of W will be recorded on the date of withdrawal.

Withdrawals after the registrar’s deadline are rarely permitted. Exceptions are made only for dire circumstances (e.g., serious illness).  The desire to avoid a low grade is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal from a course after the registrar’s deadline.

In order to withdraw from a course after the automatic withdrawal period, Kelley School students contact the Student Advocates Office (SAO) to request a Late Drop Request Form: Office of Student Advocates, at (812) 855-0761,, or at Eigenmann Hall West 229. 

Non–business students enrolled in business courses must petition their own schools.

In the case of withdrawal from all subjects, a student must be passing the course(s) on the date of withdrawal to qualify for a grade of W. In any course that the student is failing on the date of withdrawal, the grade assigned will be F. Students who wish to withdraw from all courses during a semester must contact the Office of Student Advocates, at (812) 855-0761,, or at Eigenmann Hall West 229, to complete the withdrawal process.

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