Dropping a Course(s)
(6- or 9-week) – Dropping a course(s) before 5 p.m., July 5, 2019, is considered to be a change of initial registration and no grade of W results, however you are still responsible for the associated tuition and fees (see Refund Policies).
(6- or 9-week) – after 5 p.m., July 5, 2019, is considered late and results in a W grade. After 5 p.m., July 5, 2019, the use of a late-withdrawal privilege is required and must be done in person at the Registrar’s Office, Old Main 230. Discontinued attendance without an official withdrawal results in a failing grade (F or Z).
(6- or 9-week) - Each student is granted two annual late-withdrawal privileges at the beginning of the academic year in fall quarter. The annual late-withdrawal privileges can be used for late course withdrawal beginning the third week each quarter. Unused late-withdrawal privileges cannot be accumulated.
A student who is unable to complete a course due to hardship may petition for a late course withdrawal after the stated deadlines. Hardship is considered to be an incapacitating injury or illness requiring extensive recuperation or a significant personal emergency such as death in the immediate family. Verification of the hardship is required. Petitions for a late course withdrawal on the basis of hardship may be accessed here or in Viking Union 506. Students granted a hardship withdrawal are required to successfully petition Financial Aid if they wish to regain their financial aid eligibility resulting from their withdrawal. Although a hardship withdrawal may be approved, tuition and fees may not be refunded.
Impact of Withdrawal on Federal Student Aid
When you withdraw during the quarter, the amount of FSA (Federal Student Aid) program assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If you received (or Western or your parent received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount you earned, you may be able to receive those additional funds. If you received more assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned by Western and/or you before you can receive financial aid for subsequent quarters. For further information contact the Student Accounts Office, Old Main 110, (360) 650-2865.