Student Drops and Withdrawals

Students wishing to withdraw from or drop a course must have their high school submit the Student Drop/Withdraw Request Form.


The drop deadline is computed using at least 10% of the start and end dates of the total meeting times or a comparable date.

For the fall and spring terms, students may be dropped from the course during the four-day period which starts on the initial start date of the Ferris State course.

Requests for students to be removed from the class following the drop/add period will be processed as Withdrawals (W) or Withdrawal Failing (WF).

Withdrawals/Withdrawal Failing

The withdrawal deadline is computed using 10th week of the regular 15-week Fall/Spring Semester, or a comparable date is established for Summer or any shorter Part of Term. A grade of “W” is not computed in to a student’s cumulative GPA.

A grade of “WF” is issued after the withdrawal deadline. This grade has a grade point value of zero (0.00) and is used when computing the GPA.

Drop and Withdraw Dates

View the Important Dates webpage for add, drop, and withdraw dates.