Course Withdrawal Policy and the Academic Record

Courses dropped during official Registration periods or the first week of class of a regular term will not be reflected on the permanent record. All courses for which the student is registered after the first week of classes in a regular term (and equivalent dates published in the Academic Calendar for Summer terms) will appear on the academic record and the grade reports for that term. The letter “W” (Withdrawn) will be used to indicate courses withdrawn from during the next two weeks of a regular term (and equivalent dates for Summer). Courses may be withdrawn from during the next five (5) weeks (and equivalent dates for Summer), however, instructors will be asked to indicate the quality of the student’s work to that point with a “WP” (Withdrawn Passing) or “WF” (Withdrawn Failing). No course may be withdrawn from during the final eight (8) weeks of a term (or the equivalent for Summer classes). Grades of “W,” “WP,” and “WF” are not used in computing the GPA. Final grades will be recorded for students who withdraw from the College after the last day of regular classes (and equivalent dates). The deadline dates for these actions for each term will be shown in the College’s Academic Calendar, which is published in the Schedule of Classes and online at In exceptional cases, e.g. serious illness of a student, permission to withdraw from one or more courses after the tenth (10th) week of a regular term (or equivalent in Summer terms) may be given by the Student Admissions and Academic Standing (SAAS) Committee.