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Withdrawing from the University

Before You Withdraw - Know This

Before you consider withdrawing, understand that withdrawal is from all classes and the University, not just one or a few classes. It means you may have determined it is in your best interest to not complete the semester or to not return for the next semester. However, here are some scenarios you should consider first:

  • If you think withdrawing will save you money…
    FACT – Most students who withdraw end up owing money.
    To make the appropriate calculations for charges and financial aid, an accurate last date of attendance is reported by your professors. Depending upon the date of withdrawal, the type of financial aid you have, and other factors, chances are you may owe more money by not finishing the semester. Click on Financial Aid Scenarios for an example of what this could be.
  • If you think withdrawing will protect your GPA by not having poor grades count…
    FACT – If you withdraw after the deadline for withdrawal OR if you do not complete the withdrawal process, you risk earning "F" grades in your classes. There are additional academic implications to withdrawing. To learn more, select "Academic Implications" from the menu on the left.
  • If you think withdrawing is your only option…
    FACT – There are people to help you think through your options, connect you with resources, and be sure that you have all the information you need. Select "People to Talk to First" from the menu on the left.
  • If you think that if you just stop attending classes or if just don’t show up for classes in which you’ve enrolled that is the same thing as withdrawing…
    FACT – In order to withdraw from the University, you must complete a Request to Withdraw form, available at the link in the menu on the left. Failure to do so leaves you enrolled in classes and financially responsible for all tuition and fees.

You have support. Here's more information on people you can talk to when making this decision »