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Course Withdrawal / Registration Status Change after the Academic Penalty Period

A student will be allowed to withdraw from a course or change registration after the academic penalty deadline only for circumstances beyond the student's control. These may include illness, death of a relative, family problems or emotional difficulties. Less than desirable academic performance is NOT an acceptable reason for withdrawing from courses or changing registration status after the academic penalty period.

Documentation is required and must prove the circumstances are pertinent, unanticipated, occurred after the eight week drop period, and are of such nature and longevity to prevent a conscientious student from completing course work. Employment conflicts must be documented by the student's employer and indicate relevant dates. Physical, family or emotional problems must be documented by a healthcare professional or by legal documentation, such as a death certificate. Notes from parents, guardians, spouses or faculty will not be considered except in conjunction with the documentation listed above.

All requests must be submitted to the Student Service/Assistant Deans' Office.

Courses dropped after the Academic Penalty deadline are NOT eligible for a tuition refund. There is a one-time $25 processing fee per term for schedule changes made after the free drop/add period.

If you have any questions, contact your Student Service/Assistant Deans' Office or the Registrar at (302) 831-2131.