A late drop is considered if you are unable to complete the semester due to a documented extenuating circumstance, such as the death of an immediate family member, involuntary call to military service, or a documented administrative error by the university. A late drop is usually for all classes taken in the term. A late drop petition must be submitted to Academic Services within six months of the end of the term for which the late drop is sought, as mandated by the Board of Governors policy. If approved, a late drop will result in a full refund of tuition fees and the complete removal of the course from your academic record.
A late withdrawal is considered if you can’t complete the semester because of a documented extenuating circumstance that occurs after the withdrawal deadline. For instance, being the primary caregiver of an immediate family member who becomes seriously ill or injured. A late withdrawal is usually for all classes taken in the term. A late withdrawal petition must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office within one year of the end of the term for which the late withdrawal is sought. A late withdrawal does not refund tuition fees or release financial liability.
Summer 2021 and prior: If a late withdrawal is approved by the Registrar’s Office, a grade of “WP” (Withdraw Passing) or “WF” (Withdraw Failing) will be assigned by the instructor according to your academic performance. A “WP” has no effect on your GPA and a “WF” is calculated as a failing grade in the GPA.
Fall 2021 and forward: If a late withdrawal is approved by the Registrar’s Office, a grade of “WL” (Withdraw Late) will be assigned.
Talk to your professor before pursuing a late drop or late withdrawal petition. Your professor should be informed of your intent to change the registration status of your class(es). A late drop or late withdrawal may affect financial aid awards, student visa status and on-campus housing accommodation.
A medical withdrawal is considered if you are unable to complete the semester due to a serious medical condition (physical or psychological). Your medical provider(s) will need (be asked) to provide appropriate medical documentation using the forms provided by our office. A medical withdrawal is usually for all classes taken in the term. The medical condition should have arisen during the given semester from which withdrawal is sought. If you were aware of the medical condition prior to the beginning of the semester, you must provide medical documentation demonstrating that there was a change in the condition during the semester that resulted in your inability to meet course requirements.
If approved, a grade of “WM” (withdrawal due to medical reason) will be recorded for each affected course. A “WM” grade has no effect on your Grade Point Average. An approved medical withdrawal will also include tuition refund only if the completed petition was submitted to Academic Services before the six-month submission deadline, as mandated by the Board of Governors policy. If an approved medical withdrawal is submitted past the six-month deadline but within one year of the end of the term for which the medical withdrawal is sought, a “WM” grade will be recorded for each affected course but no refund will be provided.