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Drop/Withdraw

Policies for Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from the University.

Dropping a course (not withdrawing) by the deadline can be done through:

  • Buff Advisor
  • In person at the Office of the Registrar
  • By fax or letter including signature, student ID, course number, section number, and term
  • Send a request via your Buff's student email account containing student ID, course number, section number, and term


Withdrawing is dropping all classes in a semester (with the option of returning). Withdrawing or dropping your last class cannot be accomplished through Buff Advisor. Withdrawing by the deadline can be done through:

  • Completing and returning the withdrawal form with signature to the Office of the Registrar in person, by fax or mail.
  • In person at the Office of the Registrar
  • Send a request via your Buff's student email account containing student ID, name, and a statement of withdrawing
     


Deadlines

  • Check the University calendar for deadlines
  • For tuition and fee refunds, contact the Business Office or refer to the Schedule of Classes
  • If you drop a course or withdraw prior to the semester beginning, there will be no record of this on your transcript
  • 12th/4th Class Day - If you withdraw before the 12th class day (fourth class day for summer sessions) you will have no record of the semester except the notation "Student withdrew without earning credit (date)"
    • Courses dropped before the 12th/4th class day will show no record of the drop on your transcript
    • Courses dropped after the 12th/4th class day will appear on your transcript with the appropriate drop grade (X/XF)
    • No enrollment, adds, or payments will be processed after the 12th class day (fourth class day for summer sessions)
  • "Last day to drop or withdraw" - If you withdraw or drop by the specified date for a term, a grade of pass ("X")  is assigned for all courses that semester (Effective: 2013 Fall there is only one drop date during each term)

A student who leaves the University without making arrangements to withdraw officially through the Office of the Registrar, in person or by mail, will automatically receive a grade of "F" in all classes in which the student is enrolled. Faculty members are not allowed to withdraw a student from the University or drop a student from a course.

The registrar may cancel enrollment for reasons including, but not limited to the following:

  • Failure to comply with TSI and/or the Developmental Education Policy
  • Disciplinary reasons
  • Failure to make timely payment of tuition and fees
  • Failure to remove administrative restrictions from student records (prior to the first class day of the semester)
  • Other reasons deemed by the University