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Total Withdrawals

Total Withdrawal from Classes

A total withdrawal is defined as formally ceasing attendance in any active courses that would end enrollment within a semester, earlier than previously scheduled. This includes part of term courses that do not span the length of time of the entire semester.

Ferris State University has two policies that must be followed when students withdraw from all classes. The two policies are:

Click here for information regarding the returns of Title IV Funds.

Please take the time to review the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid's Withdrawal From All Classes - Things to Consider information.

Any student who completes a total withdrawal will be removed from their payment plan.

A reduction in course load (a class withdrawal) after the fourth (4) day of classes is not a basis for a refund. After the fourth day of the semester a student may withdraw from a course and receive a "W" grade within the established time period. After that time period, without justifiable reasons or neglecting to withdraw from the class through the dean's office, results in a "F" grade.

Refer to the Academic Calendar by Semester for dates to receive a "W" grade in classes.

Student Responsibilities

  • It is the student's responsibility to process a withdrawal form if you withdraw from the University on or after the 1st day of class. Total withdrawal forms are completed online .

  • Not attending a class does not automatically drop your classes. If you stop attending classes and do not officially withdraw from the University, a grade of "F" will be recorded in all classes and the student will remain responsible for full tuition and fees. When you are registered for a course, you are responsible for tuition charges unless you drop the course by the University prescribed process and deadlines.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the university's withdrawal policy, you can contact Student Financial Services at the Timme Center for Student Services at (231) 591-3945 Monday thru Friday, between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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