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Late Withdrawal Policy

Revised March 2013

ACADEMIC HANDBOOK: WITHDRAWAL AFTER AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL PERIOD

After the automatic withdrawal period a student may withdraw only with the permission of his or her dean. This approval is given only for urgent reasons relating to extended illness or equivalent distress. To qualify for the grade of W, a student must be passing the course on the date of withdrawal. If the student is failing, the grade recorded on the date of withdrawal will be F.

The following procedure shall be used by the College of Arts and Sciences in the event that a student requests to withdraw from a class after the withdraw deadline has passed.1 The procedure outlined below is in line with the stated policy on late withdrawal requests in the Academic Handbook.  Hereafter “Dean” will refer to either the Dean or Associate Dean.

  1. A late withdrawal will only be granted under the condition that the student is passing the course at the time the withdrawal is requested.
  2. THE STUDENT MUST CLEARLY SUPPLY A VALID REASON WHY HE/SHE MISSED THE W DEADLINE OR THE REQUEST WILL NOT BE GRANTED. "I FORGOT", "I DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A DEADLINE" OR "I WAITED TOO LONG AND MISSED THE DEADLINE" ARE NOT VALID REASONS.
  3. DOING POORLY IN A COURSE IS NOT A REASON TO GRANT THE LATE W REQUEST.
  4. The student must carefully read and fill out the online form on the Registrar's website: Late Withdrawl Procedures

The policy in the Academic Handbook takes precedence over the above stated procedure in all cases where a real or perceived conflict emerges.

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