Withdrawing from Classes

Withdrawing from Classes/College

Regular/Short Term Courses: Students can request an official withdrawal during the first two-thirds of the class based on the beginning and end date as listed in the schedule of classes. During this period a student may withdraw regardless of reason and must initiate and complete the withdrawal request through the registration office. Instructor permission is not needed. During the final one-third of the course, if there are extenuating circumstances, a student can request an official withdrawal. The approval of both the instructor and division chair or program director will be required.

Open Entry/Open Exit Courses: Students can request an official withdrawal based two-thirds of the days between the date of the registration and the last day of the semester. During this period a student may withdraw regardless of reason and must initiate and complete the withdrawal request through the registration office. Instructor permission is not needed. During the final one-third of the course, if there are extenuating circumstances, a student can request an official withdrawal. The approval of both the instructor and division chair or program director will be required.

Withdrawal Timeline:

Length of Class

Must Withdrawal by Friday of:

5 Week Course

3rd Week

8 Week Course

5th Week

10 Week Course

6th Week

16 Week Course

10th Week

Non-Standard Length Course

Prior to the first day of class

Administrative Withdrawal

The college reserves the right to withdraw students from classes at any time during the semester.

Refunds

Regular semester legnth classes: 100% of tuition fees will be refunded for a regular semester length class if the official withdrawal is made prior to the last day of the Final Registration period. 90% of the tuition fees will be refunded for a regular semester length class if the official withdrawal is made within the official add/drop period (please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates). There are no refunds for classes dropped after the official add/drop period ends.

Short term classes: Any student officially withdrawing before the first day of class will be entitled to a 100% refund. There are no refunds for short term classes dropped after the class starts.

Summer semester classes: Summer semester classes are considered regular semester length classes. Please refer to regular semester length class section for refund schedule.

An exception may be approved for a student withdrawing for medical reasons, if adequate documentation is submitted. All refunds and deposits that may be due to a student first will be applied to any outstanding debts owed to the college. When the college is responsible for a change, i.e., cancelled class, time change, etc., the Business Office will mail the refund to students within 10 business days.

Registration is regarded as a commitment by the student to comply with all regulations of the college. In addition to the regular registration period, the college offers the student an opportunity to register at an earlier date to allow extra time for effective use of advising services and to permit access to classes which fill early in the regular registration period.   Please refer to the academic calendar for specific dates.


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