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  1. Student Initiated Withdrawal

    A student may withdraw from a course without academic penalty during the first 60% of a session. The following policies apply:

    1. Fifteen Percent of the Semester

      If a student withdraws from a class prior to the end of the add/drop period for the session, the student is removed from the class roll, no grade is awarded and a refund is processed.

    2. Sixty Percent of the Semester

      After the add/drop period, but prior to completion of 60% of a session, a student who withdraws from a course will be assigned a grade of “W”.

    3. After Sixty Percent (Late Withdrawal)

      Students who have not withdrawn from a course by the official withdrawal date will receive the earned grade for the course. Exceptions to this policy will be granted only with documented mitigating circumstances accepted by the faculty member teaching the course. A grade of withdrawal implies that the student was making satisfactory progress in the course at the time of withdrawal. In order for a late withdrawal to be approved, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services must also agree in writing with the mitigating reasons. The student may appeal the decision by following the Student Policies Appeal Process.
  2. Faculty Initiated Withdrawal

    1. Dated Classes

      A dated class is any class that meets within a term but for only two - four days. All students absent the first day of a two- or four-day class will be administratively withdrawn on the next business day. Students will receive a “W,” and will not receive a refund. The reinstatement policy does not apply to two- or four-day classes. All financial aid students should check with the Financial Aid Office to determine the effect on their award.

    2. Semester Long Classes

      1. Fifteen Percent of the Semester

        The instructor must withdraw students who have not attended class during the first 15 percent of the semester. The student is removed from the class roll and no grade is awarded. Only the instructor may approve an appeal for reinstatement into the class.

        Students may petition the instructor for reinstatement within five (5) working days of the official processing date on the withdrawal form (Petition form is available in the division offices).
      2. Sixty Percent of the Semester

        The instructor may withdraw students who have stopped attending and/or have not completed sixty (60) percent of the course work on or before the official 60% withdrawal date. A grade of “W” is assigned for the course. Only the instructor may approve an appeal for reinstatement into the class.

        A student’s request for reinstatement must be made to the instructor within five (5) working days of the official processing date on the withdrawal form (Petition form is available in the division offices).
Last updated: 1/30/2013 10:53:36 AM