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Withdrawing From or Dropping a Course
For all students mid-term day, as established by the registrar, will be the deadline for dropping courses (with no notation on the transcript) and confirming satisfactory/unsatisfactory status. After that date, there will be no withdrawal from courses except for medical reasons approved by the dean of students. However, first-year students may withdraw from courses until the last day of classes and receive the mark of W or WF, provided their instructor’s and advisor’s consent is recorded on a standard form at the Office of the Registrar.
If, at the time of withdrawal, the instructor considers the student to be failing, the mark shall be WF. Neither W nor WF is used in calculating the student’s GPA, but will appear on the transcript. No student may drop below 12 credit hours without the permission of the dean of students and the understanding that some form of action may be taken by the Committee on Academic Standing, since taking and passing 12 credit hours and earning a C average (or 2.0) in those hours is the minimum standard for an acceptable semester. Students going below 12 credit hours should consult with appropriate parties regarding financial aid and NCAA policies.
Students may not drop a course simply by absenting themselves from its meetings. They will be considered members of the class until the instructor receives a change-of-course or withdrawal notice from the Office of the Registrar. Absence without this formality subjects offenders to an F grade in the course.