Withdrawing After the Deadline

Once the withdrawal deadline has passed, you will receive a letter grade for all the classes you're currently enrolled in, whether you've been attending or not. Unfortunately, circumstances beyond your control (like illness, accidents, or the death of a close family member) may necessitate your petitioning for a withdrawal after the deadline. 

Permission to withdraw is not automatic, and will need to be approved by University administration. You will need to provide a packet of materials for review, after which you will be informed by email whether your petition has been approved.

There are three types of after-deadline withdrawal, and each has a different set of requirements. The requirements are detailed on each form, and a complete explanation of the university's policy can be found on the Registrar's Academic Withdrawal Policy page.

 

Types of Withdrawal After the Deadline

  • Dropping a Single Course with a W Grade After the Deadline (FORM)

If you are seeking a late withdrawal from one or more of your classes—but not all—due to circumstances beyond your control, you will need to fill out a separate form for each class. You will also need a written statement detailing your hardship, documentation of the hardship, a statement from the instructor of each class you wish to withdraw from, a statement from your advisor about the impact of your withdrawals on your academic progression, and a printed copy of your Advisement/Degree Progress Report

  • Withdrawal After the Deadline from the University (Current Semester) (FORM)

If you are seeking to withdraw from all your classes for a semester due to circumstances beyond your control, you will need to fill out a withdrawal form. You will also need a written statement detailing your hardship, documentation of the hardship, a printed copy of your Advisement/Degree Progress Report, a statement from the instructor of each of your classes, and a statement from your advisor about the impact of your withdrawals on your academic progression.  

  • Administrative Withdrawal (Previous Semester) (FORM)

If you are seeking retroactive withdrawal from a previous semester due to circumstances beyond your control, you must have a GPA of at 2.0 for the semesters before and after the semester you are seeking to withdraw from. You will also need to fill out the Administrative Withdrawal Form, provide a written statement detailing your hardship, documentation of the hardship, written verification of your documentation by Ombudsman Services, and a printed copy of your Advisement/Degree Progress Report.

 

Read the Academic Withdrawal Policy

Download Withdrawal Form(s)

 

Printing Your Degree Progress Report

Log in to SOAR and navigate to your Student Center. In the top section, labeled Academics, use the drop-down box to choose Advisement/Degree Progress Report. Click the go >> button. (This may take a few seconds to generate.) Click the yellow button labeled "View Report as PDF." Once your report is generated, it is ready to print.