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Course withdrawals

After the Course Change (Add/Drop) Period, there is a period of time during each term when you may still withdraw from courses on Minerva without academic penalty. You may withdraw from your courses in any given term using Minerva up to the course withdrawal deadline. Withdrawing from your last course in any given term constitutes a University withdrawal.

Non-attendance at classes does not constitute a withdrawal. It will result in a grade of "J" (failure due to absence).

If you are not sure whether to continue in or to withdraw from a course, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I understand the material?
  • Am I keeping up with the reading?
  • Can I discuss the material intelligently with other students and with the instructor?

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course, please consult a Faculty adviser in Arts OASIS, Dawson Hall, or a ASAP student adviser before you make your final decision.

Any course withdrawals will appear as a 'W' on your record. A 'W' is not calculated into your GPA and CGPA. A 'W' simply indicates that you withdrew from a course, not necessarily because you were failing the course. One or two grades of 'W' will not be the determining factor when your application for further studies after your bachelor's degree is being reviewed. When there are numerous grades of 'W' on your record, however, some explanation may be required. At the time of graduation, many students have at least one 'W' on their record, some more than one.

Do not wait until your the mid-term exam to make your decision. By then, the withdrawal deadline may have passed.

Permission to withdraw from a course after the withdrawal deadline may be granted for serious and well-documented extenuating circumstances such as an illness or family affliction. If you wish to request permission to withdraw late from a course, you must appeal in writing to Service Point, and attach the appropriate documentation to your request.