Each semester or class term has two withdrawal periods.  Traditional semester classes officially dropped during the first withdrawal period (Week 1 through 5) are removed from the student’s academic record.  A grade of "W" (withdrawal) will be assigned to any classes dropped during the second withdrawal period (Week 6 through 10). The "W" grade is not calculated in the student’s grade point average. The class remains on the student’s academic record.  Accelerated classes are calculated on an alternate calendar schedule.

Any student wishing to drop a class must fill out and submit a drop/add form. The form must be signed by the student and the advisor. No withdrawals are accepted during the third withdrawal period. Instructors will assign grades for any classes not dropped before the third period begins. The signature of the Provost or designee is required on the drop/add form to change the effective date of withdrawal.

It is important to note that tuition refund dates and course withdrawal dates are different. Please refer to the tuition reduction schedule which is published in the Semester Policies and Procedures for refund information.

First/Second Semesters and All Summer Sessions
Week 1-5 No record of dropped class
Week 6-10 Grade of "W" for dropped class
Week 11+ No drops accepted
4 Week Term
Week 1 meeting day 

No record of dropped class if dropped before the meeting day of 1st week

("W" grade begins the meeting day in week 1)

Weekend/Week 2-3

Grade of "W" for dropped class 

(grade of "W" ends the meeting day of 3rd week)

Weekend/Week 4 No drops accepted the day after the 3rd week meeting day
5 Week Term
Weekend/Week 1-2

No record of dropped class if dropped before the meeting day of 2nd week

("W" grade begins the meeting day in week 2)

Weekend/Week 3-4

Grade of "W" for dropped class

(Grade of "W" ends the meeting day of the 4th week)

Weekend/Week 5 No drops accepted the day after the 4th week meeting day
6 Week Term
Weekend/Week 1-2

No record of dropped class if dropped before meeting day of 2nd week

("W" grade begins the meeting day in week 2)

Weekend/Week 3-4

Grade of "W" for dropped class

(Grade of "W" ends the meeting day of the 4th week)

Weekend/Week 5-6 No drops accepted the day after the 4th week meeting day
7 Week Term
Weekend/Week 1-3

No record of dropped class if dropped before meeting day of 3rd week

("W" grade begins the meeting day in week 3)

Weekend/Week 4-5

Grade of "W" for dropped class

(Grade of "W" ends the meeting day of the 5th week)

Weekend/Week 6-7 No drops accepted the day after the 5th week meeting day
8 Week Term
Weekend/Week 1-3

No record of dropped class if dropped before meeting day of 3rd week

("W" grade begins meeting day in week 3)

Weekend/Week 4-6

Grade of "W" for dropped class

(Grade of "W" ends the meeting day of 6th week)

Weekend/Week 7-8 No drops accepted the day after the 6th week meeting day
10 Week Term
Week 1-3

No record of dropped class if dropped before the meeting day of 3rd week

("W" grade begins the meeting day in week 3)

Week 4-6

Grade of "W" for dropped class

(Grade of "W" ends the meeting day of 6th week)

Week 7-10 No drops accepted the day after the 6th week meeting day
Online Eight Week Classes  
Weeks 1-3

No record of dropped class if dropped before the day in the 3rd week that corresponds to the start date day of the course as listed in the Course Schedule.

("W" grade begins the day after the day in week 3 that corresponds to the start date of the course as listed in the Course Schedule

Weeks 4-6

Grade of "W" for dropped class 

(Grade of "W" ends the day after the day in the 6th week that corresponds to the start date of the course as listed in the Course Schedule

Weeks 7-8 No drops accepted the day after the 6th week drop day