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Class Withdrawal Information
This page is for a student who is considering a withdrawal from one or more classes, but will remain enrolled in at least one class.
Thinking of Withdrawing From A Class This Semester?
If you are in a position where you do not believe you will pass one or more of your classes, you may be thinking of withdrawing from that class(es) instead of affecting your GPA with a failing grade. If you withdraw from a class, you may be using financial aid to pay for a class that will not apply towards your degree. If the class is required for your degree, you will have to pay again to take it a second time. There are many things to consider before making the decision to withdraw from a class. Check out the information below to help you make the decision that is best for your situation.
1. Have you checked with your professor yet?
See if there is anything you are able to do to help your grade, especially if you are close to passing the course. Another good resource that your professor may suggest would be the Academic Support Center and Writing Center.
2. Have you met with your academic advisor yet?
Your advisor is there to assist you and your journey towards getting your degree. Check with them to see if they have any suggestions. They will also be who you need to speak with if you do need to withdraw from the class and how withdrawing will impact other classes you planned to take in future semesters.
3. Are you meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
In order to receive financial aid for future semesters, you must stay above a 2.0 GPA and complete 67% or more of your classes, cumulatively. Click here for more on the SAP policy.