1. "W" Grade: Official Withdrawal - without penalty
  1. As noted under student load, in exceptional circumstances approved by the Dean, a student may drop one course from his/her full-time load.  This must be done before the end of the seventh full week of classes.  After that time, no official withdrawal from a course can be made.
  2. Students may officially withdraw from the University before the seventh full week of classes by completing the appropriate form in the Registrar's Office.  If done in the first week of the semester, the courses will not be recorded on their transcript.  If done after the first week, grades of "W" will be assigned for all courses.
  3. After the seventh full week of classes, official withdrawal from the University with the grade of "W" is possible only if the reasons for withdrawal are beyond the control of the student and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  4. Students who officially withdraw are NOT guaranteed readmission to the University.  Official withdrawal assures only eligibility to reapply.  If readmitted, the student will be subject to the regulations in effect at the time of readmission.  Students withdrawing while on their second or third semester on probation will probably not be readmitted.  Students who withdraw during their first semester at the University may be considered for readmission for a period of two years after their withdrawal.  After that period they must reapply and repeat the Entrance Examinations and, for certain programs, an interview. 

2.  "WF" Grade:  Unofficial Withdrawal - Failure 

  1. Students who have been excessively absent from a course(s) (see Attendance) are considered to have withdrawn unofficially and will be assigned a grade of WF by the Registrar's Office.
  2. Students who leave the University, but who do not officially withdraw from the University as noted above, will receive WF grades in all courses and thus be dismissed from the University.


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