Academic Withdrawal Policy
Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs
Contact: College Registrar
Category: Academic and Student Affairs
Effective Date: Feb. 28, 2002
Implementation History: Feb. 28, 2002 current (and original)
Keywords: Academic withdrawal
The purpose of this policy is to define academic withdrawal.
Definitions are embedded in this policy statement.
Students may withdraw from a study until the last day of an enrollment term. However, the actual date of withdrawal may affect enrollment charges, enrollment status, and financial aid eligibility.
The student must submit a withdrawal request in writing to the center or program office. The effective date is the date the student transmits the request.
Effect on Enrollment Status
The effective date of the withdrawal may affect the full- or part-time enrollment status of the student. For the purpose of establishing enrollment status, enrolled credits are the number of registered credits after day 28 of the enrollment term. For example, a student who first enrolls for 12 credits and withdraws from one 4-credit study on or before day 28 remains enrolled for only 8 credits and is no longer considered full time. If the student withdraws after day 28, he or she is considered full time.
A withdrawal that results in a change from full- to part-time enrollment status can jeopardize the student’s financial aid eligibility.