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Course Withdrawals

Students may withdraw from a course by filling out the Course Withdrawal Request Form only if the final examination has not been written.

Early Withdrawal (Within 30 days of Course Start Date)

Students may withdraw from a course within 30 days of their course start date for a refund of the full course fee less the Withdrawal Processing fee. The registration will not appear on the transcripts and will be deleted from the official record. The student should not return the course materials.

Withdrawal (After 30 Days of the Course Start Date)

Students may withdraw from a course at any time up to the end of the original course end date without academic penalty. A “W” will appear on the transcript which means a student has withdrawn without credit and without prejudice. There is no refund and course materials should not be returned.

Failing to Withdraw

If a student does not formally withdraw from the course before the course end date, and does not complete the course, the official record will reflect an “F” (Failure). A grade of zero will be assigned and calculated into the cumulative average. There is no refund and course materials should not be returned. 

Updated January 06 2021 by Student & Academic Services

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