The "W" grade is given when a student withdraws from a class after the final date of add/drop has passed but before the date designated on the semester calendar for this purpose has passed. After that date, students may not drop a course. Students must withdraw by completing the form in the Registrar’s Office. Students who stop attending without officially withdrawing may receive an "F" in those courses. A student may be dropped from one or more classes or from the rolls of the College if the dean considers such an action to be in the best interest of the class or the College. In such a case, the dean will decide whether the student will be given a "W" or an "F".
Resignation from the College
To resign from the College with a grade(s) of "W", the student must complete the appropriate form and have them signed by the necessary school officials prior to the date indicated on the academic calendar. Resignation from the College after the refund period will not reduce the student’s financial obligation to the College and may affect eligibility for continued financial aid.
Request for Special Consideration
Approval of a request to drop a course or resign from the College after the date designated on the academic calendar may be granted by the dean for reasons stated below and only if the reasons can be officially documented to show direct due cause. If approval to drop a course is granted, the student must have also been passing the course immediately prior to the hardship, and must have applied for the approval immediately after the hardship or illness ended. The grade assigned will be a "W". If the dean allows the student to resign, a "W" grade will be assigned in all courses. If the appeal is approved, the dean will notify the instructor and registrar. Examples of cases for appeal are as follows: