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The University of Akron New Withdrawal Policy - Effective Fall 2011


A DROP is not the same as a WITHDRAWAL


A Drop …


  • occurs only within the first 14 calendar days of the semester ( no signature are needed during this time).
  • can be completed online through a student’s ZIPLINE account (last day to drop is September 5, 2011).
  • does not show on a student’s UA transcript.

A Withdraw (WD)….

For all UA Students:


  • occurs after the 14th calendar day of the semester until the end of the SEVENTH week (49th calendar day) of the semester (last Day to Withdraw is Sunday, October 9, 2011 by midnight).
  • is not permitted after the seventh week (49th calendar day of the semester).
  • will appear on the student’s transcript as a “WD”.

For new UA students whose first term of enrolment is fall 2011…


  • Students may complete a WITHDRAWAL of a class only FOUR TIMES before they earn 64 credits (sophomore standing).Two withdraws are permitted as a freshman (0-32 credits) and two as a sophomore (33-64). WD’s are not cumulative over the two years.
  • Students may withdraw from the same course only 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 If a student attempts to withdraw from a course after having withdrawn from it twice before, he or she will continue to be enrolled in the course and will receive a grade at the end of the semester.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to determine the impact of withdrawing from courses on matters such as financial aid (including scholarships and grants), eligibility for on campus employment and housing, athletic participation, and insurance eligibility.
  • 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 (a hold will be placed on the student’s enrollment) until they have consulted with their academic adviser. The purpose of the consultation will be to discuss the reasons for the course withdrawals and to promote satisfactory academic progress by helping students develop strategies to complete their courses successfully.
CBA students can contact the Undergraduate Advising Office in the College of Business Administration Room 260 or by calling 330-972-7042