5.4 Course Withdrawals
The official withdrawal period for the fall and spring semesters begins the day following the third week of the semester (the 22nd day). A student may withdraw from a class(es) on or before the published withdrawal deadline. The last day to officially withdraw from the semester is noted on the academic calendar. (The summer session withdrawal deadline is proportionate to the regular semester calendar. See the summer calendar for the deadline date.) When a student officially withdraws from a course, the course is reflected on the student’s transcript, and the student is eligible only for the grade of “W” (Withdrawal).
Withdrawals require the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Withdrawals ordinarily are not permitted during the first year of study.
If a student withdraws from a required course, that course must be repeated the next time it is offered. In many cases, because of schedule conflicts and the sequencing of courses, this will result in a delay in graduation.