Withdrawing from a Course

Withdrawing before semester begins

Prior to the beginning of the semester, students may delete courses from their registration by accessing their registration page on Sonis and deleting the course(s) they are no longer interested in taking. When students delete courses prior to the first day of the semester, no tuition charges are assessed for the deleted course(s). These courses will not appear on the transcript nor will they count as credits attempted.

Withdrawing from the first day of the semester through the fourteenth calendar day

Students who have established attendance can withdraw from a course from day one of the semester through the fourteenth calendar day of the semester by visiting their Academic Advisor and completing a withdrawal form. All withdrawals must be signed by the student and appropriate offices before returning to the Registrar's Office for processing. These withdrawn courses will not appear on the student’s transcript nor will they count as credit hours attempted.

For financial consequences of withdrawing from a course from day one through day fourteen of a semester refer to the institutional refund policy. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office to determine what financial penalty may be assessed as a result.

All deadlines are published in the college catalog and are also available on the "Current Students" page of the college website. Deadlines will be strictly enforced. A student’s enrollment status for the semester will be determined on the first day of the third week of the semester and shall be considered final for that semester unless the student withdraws from school or is granted a medical withdrawal.

Withdrawing from a course after the fourteenth calendar day of a semester

Students who have established attendance may withdraw from a course after the fourteenth day of the semester through the end of week 13 of a 15-week course and through the end of 5 weeks of a 7 week course.

To withdraw from a course, students must complete a Course Withdrawal Form with their Departmental Advisor. The student will be directed to the Financial Aid and Business Offices for financial aid counseling and signatures. It is the student's responsibility to bring the signed form to the Registrar's Office for processing. A “W" will be assigned to the course and will appear on the transcript. The “W” will not be used in the calculation of the GPA, but will count as credits attempted. Students who have established attendance and withdraw from a 15-week or 1st module course after the fourteenth calendar day of a semester will be charged 100% tuition. Students who establish attendance in a second module course and withdraw from the course will be charged 100% tuition. Excessive withdrawals can impact satisfactory academic progress and jeopardize financial aid eligibility, so students are strongly encouraged to get both academic and financial aid advice before withdrawing from courses.

Course withdrawal deadlines are published in the college catalog and are available on the website on the Current Students page. Deadlines will be strictly enforced. Withdrawals are not permitted beyond the deadline. After the deadline, students will receive an earned grade as determined by the instructor.

Failure to attend class is not an appropriate method of withdrawing from a course. Non-attendance does not cancel the financial obligation to pay fees and tuition incurred at the time of registration for classes. Students will remain liable for any outstanding payments of tuition and fees due to the college.

For financial consequences of withdrawing from a course after the start of a semester, refer to the institutional refund policy. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office to determine what financial penalty will be assessed as a result of withdrawing from a course.