Withdrawal from a Course
If a student wishes to withdraw from a class in session after the Add/Drop period has ended, the student must submit a written request to the academic program Dean/Chair or appropriate academic administrator of the program. In order to receive a “W” on the student transcript record, the withdrawal request must be submitted by the published withdrawal date in the academic calendar. If the request to withdraw is submitted after this deadline, the student will receive an “WF”. A grade of "W" does not count toward the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). A grade of “F” or “WF” will be calculated toward a student’s CGPA. However, “W”, “WF”, and “F” grades count toward the maximum allowable timeframe for program completion, as well as the student’s rate of completion (as defined in the University’s catalog policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress. A student's financial aid eligibility may be affected if the student withdraws from one or more classes. In addition, a student’s graduation date and ability to progress in their program may be affected if the student withdraws from one or more classes. Therefore, students are urged to discuss the possibility of withdrawing from a course with their campus financial aid advisor and Academic/Program Dean (s) prior to submitting a request to withdraw.
BSN, LVN-BSN, LPN-BSN & RN-BSN Students: Students enrolled in the undergraduate nursing programs who previously withdrew from a course (general education or core nursing course) may not subsequently withdraw from the same course. In addition, a student who fails a course may not subsequently withdraw from the same course. In either case, if a student chooses to withdraw from a repeated course before successful completion, the student will receive a grade of “WF” in the course.
Dental Hygiene Students: If a Dental Hygiene student retaking a course withdraws before successful completion and he or she has received financial aid funds, then that is not counted as his or her one allowed retake for that course.