PRP 3462 Undergraduate Course Withdrawal

PRP 3462 Undergraduate Course Withdrawal

ISSUED BY: James Mackin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall 2008

NOTES: Approved by Representative Assembly, March 11, 1981. Amended by the approval of Policy #3439 Student Scheduling Policy. Approved by CCAA, 3/7/84. Approved by RAX 3/21/84. Approved by RA, 4/4/84. Approved by BUCC 2/28/96. Presented to the University Forum April 3, 1996. Revised by BUCC 1/26/2005. Reported to the University Forum 2/2/2005. Presented to BUCC 02/06/08 as Information Item. Presented at University Forum 2/27/08 as Information Item.

Prior version of this policy

After the schedule change period and continuing until the end of the tenth week of the semester, if a student withdraws from a course a grade of "W" will be recorded. As a means of notification to the instructor of the intent to withdraw, a student is required to obtain his/her instructor's, or chair of instructor's department, signature on the withdrawal form.

No withdrawals will be permitted after the end of the tenth week of the semester. For summer sessions and courses not taught on a regular semester basis, the Registrar will prorate the date appropriately.

Prior to the last week of classes, in exceptional circumstances, for compelling, justified and documented reasons, the Dean of the College in which the course is being taught may waive these restrictions. Poor academic performance will not constitute grounds for late withdrawal.

There is no limit to the number of courses from which a student may withdraw. Faculty are encouraged to include the University withdrawal policy on the syllabus distributed to students at the beginning of the semester.