College Catalog

Students are withdrawn from a course in the following ways:

  • Add/Drop: A student may drop a course during the Add/Drop Period (first 4 days of the semester) without being recorded as having been enrolled in that course. Refunds for dropped courses are made in accordance with the College's refund policy.
  • Administrative Withdrawal from Course for Non-Attendance: Instructors will notify the Registrar of any student on their class list who does not attend the course during the first two weeks. The student will be issued a WX grade and will be considered withdrawn from the course. A student who is issued a WX grade is not eligible for a refund of any part of the cost of the course concerned.
  • Administrative Withdrawal from Course for Excessive Absences: Instructors may dismiss a student from a class due to excessive absences, issuing an AW grade. AW is not calculated into the GPA and may not be removed by a student's later attempt to withdraw from the course.
  • Course Withdrawal by Student: The student must bring to the Welcome Center a completed course withdrawal form. For day courses, the form must include the course instructor's signature. An instructor must honor a student's request to withdraw from a course (provided no previous WX or AW grade was issued). A student may withdraw from a course through the twelfth week of the semester. The official deadline is posted in the College's Academic Calendar. The withdrawal grade assigned as the student's final grade is "W."
  • Withdrawal from the College: College withdrawals must occur before the last day of classes. Students taking day classes must meet with a counselor for an exit interview, then bring to the Welcome Center a completed withdrawal form carrying the counselor's signature. In exceptional cases, the exit interview may be conducted by telephone. The date the Registrar receives the completed form becomes the official withdrawal date. A withdrawal grade for each course is determined in accordance with the policy for course withdrawals. AW and WX grades which were previously issued in a course remain on record, even when a student withdraws from the College.


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