Withdrawal from the university refers to a complete withdrawal from the university, including withdrawal from all classes for the term. This procedure is not to be confused with dropping a single course or several courses (see the explanation for dropping courses).

Students may withdraw from the university through the published deadline (the eighth week of a fall or spring semester). A late withdrawal from the university may be requested through the last day of classes but prior to final exams.

A late withdrawal from the university is permitted once during the student’s academic career. Any subsequent requests for a complete withdrawal from the university made after the published deadlines or a student requesting a late withdrawal from the university within one year of being reinstated or readmitted through the Admission and Academic Appeals Committee must obtain approval for the late withdrawal from a special faculty committee. Students considering withdrawal from the university are encouraged to consult with a staff member at Counseling Services.

To be official, any withdrawal from the university must be cleared with the Registrar’s Office, Counseling Services, the student’s academic advisor, Student Housing Office, Financial Aid Office, Karrmann Library, Textbook Center and Cashier’s Office. All fees and assessments must be paid on all books returned to the library before an official clearance to withdraw can be given. Specific directions concerning complete withdrawal from the university may be obtained by contacting the Registrar’s Office.

If a student is prevented from a timely withdrawal from the university because of accident, injury, major physical or mental health problems, military duty or other extraordinary circumstances, an extraordinary withdrawal from the university may be permitted. Please consult with the university registrar regarding procedures and be prepared to provide documentation to justify the request.