Eligible students may withdraw from their classes during the withdraw schedule period that is provided for each session of a semester/term in the Academic Calendar. (Note: Students with the intent to withdraw from all of their classes must follow the Official/Total Withdraw Policy.)
Students in a 16-week session follow the following schedule:
After the fourth week through the eighth week students will receive an automatic W on their transcript.
After the eighth week, students will be assessed academically and, if they are failing at the time of withdrawal, they will be given a grade of WF (withdrawn failing) at the discretion of the faculty member. A WF is not calculated in the grade-point average. (Note: No retroactive WF changes will be made for any semester prior to Fall 2012.)
After the twelfth week students must petition their home academic unit before being allowed to withdraw from a course.
Students in 8-week courses follow a similar schedule. See the academic calendar for specific dates.