Understanding “W” grades
- The course remains on your transcript with a “W” grade, if you withdraw during the withdrawal period.
- A “W” grade does not affect your grade point average (GPA).
- The credits for the class for which you have received a ‘W’ grade will count as attempted credits. Attempted credits are used when calculating your course completion rate, as explained in the Academic Progress Policy.
- Withdrawing from a class will not change your tuition or fees.
Withdrawing from some of your classes
Students may withdraw (drop) from a course during the withdrawal period described below. After this time, no course may be dropped except in special hardship cases. A student wishing to withdraw from a course can do it through e-Services.
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Last day to add or drop a class – 5th day of the term
Withdraw period – starts after the 5th day of the term, and the last day to withdraw varies. The last date to withdraw is up to 80% of the course meetings. The specific course dates are available through e-Services. Students will find those dates on the view/modify class schedule screen, under drop/withdraw dates.
Last day to add or drop a class for May Term classes – 1st day of class
Last day to add or drop a class for course meeting 3 weeks or longer – 5th day of class
Withdrawal period – starts after the last day to drop and is up to 80% of the course meetings. The specific course dates are available through e-Services. Students will find those dates on the view/modify class schedule screen, under drop/withdraw dates.
Withdrawing from all of your classes
If you are withdrawing from ALL of your classes it is advised that you complete the following additional steps:
- If you would like to speak to a counselor or faculty about anything concerning academic or personal circumstances related to your withdrawal: You are encouraged to stop by the Counseling Center, Cedar Hall or call 755-2024 to set up a confidential meeting.
- If you live in the residence halls and/or have a meal plan: Contact the Residential Life Office in Walnut Hall, 755-3750, to terminate your Residential Life Contract and receive directions for proper checkout procedures.
- If you received any type of financial aid: Contact the Financial Aid Office in Deputy Hall 114, 755-2034, to address the following: 1) repayment of aid received if you are withdrawing prior to 60% of the term being completed; 2) discuss your eligibility for future financial aid when you return to school; and 3) to receive exit student loan information.
- If you have received a Perkins Loan: Contact 651-201-1500 to have an exit interview and update your Perkins Loan information. Knowing your rights and responsibilities of this loan may help you for future funding and enrollment.
- All students withdrawing must: Contact Emily in Business Services, Deputy 203, email@example.com , 755-2046, to determine if you are eligible to receive a refund or whether you need to repay financial aid.
Fall & Spring Semesters
Date of Total Withdrawal from All Classes Refund Allowed
Business Days 1-5 100%
Business Days 6-10 75%
Business Days 11-15 50%
Business Days 16-20 25%
Refund beginning 21st Business Day 0%
Withdrawal Period Refund %
1st through 5th business day of the term 100%
6th through 10th business day of the term 50%
after the 10th business day of the term 0%
Class terms less than three weeks in length.
Withdrawal Period Refund %
1st business day of the term 100%
2nd through the 3rd business day of the term 50%
after the 3rd business day of the term 0
Finally, you must withdraw from all your classes in e-Services. If you need assistance, contact the Records & Registration Office, Deputy 101, or call 755-2020.