Withdrawal from the College
A student who finds it necessary for any reason to withdraw from the College should make an appointment to see the assistant dean for academic advising and complete an official withdrawal form. If this is not possible, the student should submit a letter stating reasons for withdrawal. The effective withdrawal date is the date on which the student began the formal withdrawal process by notifying the Office of Academic Affairs of his or her intention.
If a student withdraws from the College before the end of a term but prior to the official course withdrawal deadline, normally before the last four weeks of a term, a W is assigned to all courses. If the withdrawal from the College occurs after the official course withdrawal deadline, a W is assigned to each course in which the student has earned a passing grade at the time of withdrawal and a WF or NC to each course in which the student has earned a failing grade at the time of withdrawal, except that in cases of illness or extenuating circumstances the Office of Academic Affairs may authorize a grade of W. Note that the policy of assigning a W to some courses after the course-withdrawal deadline differs from that followed in situations involving withdrawal from a single course, as opposed to withdrawal from the College.
Once the withdrawal process is initiated, students who change their minds about withdrawing from the College may do so by rescinding the withdrawal in writing to the Office of Academic Affairs. If the withdrawal is to take effect at a time when classes are in session, the rescission must occur within ten calendar days.