Sometimes life circumstances indicate it's not the best time to complete a particular course (or courses) in a semester. Read below for the steps to take to withdraw from individual courses depending on where you are in the term. For information on withdrawing from all of your courses, please visit our Term Withdrawal webpage on the left-hand side of your screen.
Important note for the chart below:
|Time of Drop||How to Drop the Course||Withdrawal Noted on Transcript?|
Prior to or within the first 3 weeks of the semester
Prior to or within the first 2 weeks of the semester
|Complete this process online in Wolverine Access. Navigate to your Backpack, select "Drop" from the top menu, select the courses you wish to drop, proceed through the steps and finish dropping the courses.||No|
After the 3rd week but before the last day of class
After the 2nd week but before the last day of class.
Complete this process online in Wolverine Access. Navigate to your Backpack, select "Drop" from the top menu, select the courses you wish to drop, proceed through the steps and finish dropping the courses.
YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE.
Next to the error message will be a button that says "Request Late Drop". Click this button, follow the steps, and submit your drop request.
Check out this video tutorial for a walkthrough.
|After the last day of class (Retroactive Drop)||
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.
Visit the College site for the complete details on the withdrawal policies.