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Policy on Withdrawal from Courses
发布日期: 2017-12-29 16:49:11 | 阅读量: 319


Students are permitted to withdrawal from one or more classes depending upon a variety of circumstances. It is up to the student to proactively complete the process according to the policy described below.

All "W" grades do NOT affect a student's GPA. However, an excessive number of withdrawals indicates a student is not making satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Students are required to follow the appropriate degree course plan andthe Academic Affairs Office (AAO) allows a limited number of withdrawals. There are three types ofcourse withdrawals; Standard, Formal, and Hardship.

Standard Withdrawal (no grade)

During the first 10 working days (two weeks) of each semester, students are permitted to drop one, some, or all of their classes with no penalty. During this drop-add period, courses dropped do not appear on a student's transcript and no grade is assigned for such courses.

Formal Withdrawal (W)

Between the third and eighth weeks of the semester, students wishing to withdrawal from one or more classes must fill out an official withdrawal request form and submit it to the Registrar's office. Upon completion of the process the student will receive a grade of W. This process must be completed before the end of the eighth week of classes as specified by the official calendar. This deadline is strictly observed.

Withdrawals from courses will not be permitted after the withdrawal deadline except in cases of hardship as determined by the Academic Affairs Office (AAO).

Personal Hardship Drop

If a student experiences significant personal hardship (e.g., medical or family emergency, prolonged illness), the Academic Affairs Office can approve a hardship withdrawal from all courses in the term for which a student is currently registered. In the case of an approved hardship withdrawal from all courses, the Registrar assigns grades of W for all classes the student has registered for that term. The instructor will be notified by the school of the W grade. The deadline for final approval of a hardship withdrawal by Academic Affairs Office is the last day of classes for the semester. If the hardship withdrawal process is not complete by the last day of classes, a student can appeal to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for a retroactive hardship withdrawal.

A hardship withdrawal cannot be used to withdraw selectively from some courses while remaining enrolled in other courses without approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Selective withdrawal will be permitted only under exceptional circumstances. In these cases, the Academic Affairs Office will document the hardship and work with each instructor to assign a withdrawal grade for each course.

Record Keeping

The Academic Affairs Office will submit an annual written report to the Deans Office summarizing the number and types of course withdrawals. Particular attention will be given to reasons for Formal and Hardship withdrawals granted (both complete and partial) within the past year and, in the case of partial hardship withdrawals, the circumstances justifying the use of a partial withdrawal.

Revised December 28, 2017

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs Office