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Withdrawal

Withdrawing from Individual Classes During the Semester (Course Drops)

During the first three weeks of Fall or Winter term, you may drop a class for any reason. You can complete this process online through Wolverine Access and you will not receive a W. From the fourth week to the ninth week, you can still drop a class for any reason, but you will receive a W on your transcript. In order to drop a class after the ninth week, you must petition the Academic Standards Board. Exceptions to the Late Drop Deadline are considered if there is a serious, documented, non-academic issue or event that occurs after the deadline, and you were passing the class up to that point. For additional information, including the deadlines for the Spring and Summer half-terms, see the College’s course drop policies.

Withdrawing from All Classes Before the Semester Begins (Disenrolling)

If you register for classes and later change your plans, you can disenroll by contacting the Registrar’s Office. You must do this before the first day of classes to avoid being charged any tuition or fees. If you are unsure when classes start, you can check the academic calendar.

Withdrawing from All Classes During the Semester (Term Withdrawal)

You cannot complete this process online. Please call the Newnan Advising Center at 734.764.0332 or stop by 1255 Angell Hall if you are thinking of withdrawing from the term. We will talk with you about the factors you should consider and assist you with the process.

Withdrawing from All Classes After the Semester Is Over (Retroactive Term Withdrawal)

After the last day of classes, you cannot withdraw except by successful petition to the Academic Standards Board. Retroactive withdrawals are rare exceptions and are only granted in extraordinary circumstances. To be eligible to petition, you must have documentation of non-academic factors that prevented you from finishing classes and prevented you from requesting the withdrawal before the end of the term. If you think you might have a case, please call 734.764.0332 to make an appointment with an Academic Standards Board member. You must have this appointment before you can submit a petition. Please note that there is a one-year time limit on these requests.

Withdrawing from Individual Classes After the Semester Is Over (Retroactive Drops)

After the last day of classes, you cannot drop a class except by successful petition to the Academic Standards Board. Retroactive drops are rare exceptions and are only granted in extraordinary circumstances. To be eligible to petition, you must have documentation of non-academic factors that prevented you from finishing the class and prevented you from requesting the drop before the end of the term. You must also explain how the non-academic factors impacted this class and not the others. If you think you might have a case, please call 734.764.0332 to make an appointment with an Academic Standards Board member. You must have this appointment before you can submit a petition. Please note that there is a one-year time limit on these requests.

Do You Anticipate That You Might Have to Withdraw from a Future Semester?

If you have an ongoing physical or mental health issue that could necessitate a term withdrawal in the future, you and/or your family might want to consider tuition insurance.

Visit the College site for the complete details on the withdrawal policies.