Starting in Fall 2011, the University has revised its rules for dropping or withdrawing from a course.
You may drop a class up to Monday, Sept. 10. A "drop" will not appear on your transcript. The class simply "disappears."
You may withdraw from a class between Sept. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 14 through ZipLine (no signatures required). If you withdraw, a "WD" will appear on your transcript.
If you do not drop or withdraw, you will receive a grade in the class.
You should know that a withdrawal may affect your financial aid, eligibility for on-campus employment and eligibility for insurance. Speak with your adviser for details. Learn more.
Students may drop a course through the second week (14th calendar day) of a semester or proportionally equivalent dates during summer session, intersession, and other course terms. No record of the course will appear on the student’s transcript. For purposes of this policy, the course term for a course that meets during a semester but begins after the beginning of a semester and/or ends before the end of a semester begins when its class meetings begin and ends when its class meetings end.
After the 14-day period, and subject to the limitations below, students may withdraw from a course through the seventh week (49th calendar day) of a semester or proportionally equivalent dates during summer session, intersession, and other course terms. A course withdrawal will be indicated on the student’s official academic record by a grade of “WD.”
Withdrawing from courses – applicable to undergraduate students only
1. Undergraduate students may not withdraw from the same course more than twice. If a student attempts to withdraw from a course after having withdrawn from it twice before, he or she will continue to be enrolled in the course and will receive a grade at the end of the semester.
2. Full-time undergraduate students who need to withdraw from all courses for extraordinary non-academic reasons (e.g., medical treatment or convalescence, military service) must obtain the permission of the dean of their college. For purposes of this paragraph,
a. Students are considered full-time if they were enrolled as full-time students at the beginning of the term; and
b. Courses for which the student has completed all requirements are excluded.
3. Undergraduate students who withdraw from two courses either before they have earned 32 credits, or after they have earned 32 credits but before they have earned 64 credits, are not permitted to register for additional courses until they have consulted with their academic adviser. The purpose of this consultation is to discuss the reasons for the course withdrawals and to promote satisfactory academic progress by helping students develop strategies to complete their courses successfully.
4. Except as otherwise provided below, undergraduate students may not withdraw from more than four courses before they have earned 64 credits. Students who attempt to withdraw from more than four courses will continue to be enrolled in those courses and will receive grades at the end of the semester.
5. Undergraduate students who need to withdraw from all courses for extraordinary, non-academic reasons (e.g. medical treatment or convalescence, military service) may, after consulting with their adviser, submit a written petition to the dean of their college requesting that these courses not be counted toward the four-course withdrawal limit. The dean may grant this permission if, in the dean’s judgment, it is consistent with the best academic interests of the student and the best interests of the University.
6. Undergraduate students who have reached the four-course withdrawal limit as noted above may, after consultation with their adviser, submit a written petition to the dean of their college seeking permission to withdraw from one or more additional courses. The dean may grant this permission if the dean finds that the withdrawal is necessitated by circumstances beyond the student’s control and is consistent with the best academic interests of the student and the best interests of the University.
7. Withdrawing from a course shall not reduce or prevent a penalty accruing to a student for misconduct as defined in the Student Code of Conduct.
8. Degree granting colleges may supplement this policy with more stringent requirements.
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