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Retroactive Withdrawal

Retroactive withdrawal

A retroactive withdrawal is available only for extraordinary reasons as delineated below for students who were unable to complete a standard university withdrawal during the semester. An approved retroactive withdrawal will result in a student receiving a grade of "W" in all courses for the approved semester. All requests for retroactive withdrawals must be within the academic year (August - May) and no later than May 15th. Requests received after May 15th of the academic year cannot be processed. The Retroactive Withdrawal Committee will provide a written decision within 10 business days. This decision is final.

Basis for a Retroactive Withdrawal

Basis for a retroactive withdrawal include the following:

  • An illness or injury that significantly limited my ability to withdraw in a timely manner.
  • A health or safety emergency within my immediate family.
  • Permanent disability verified by the Office of Accessibility Services, diagnosed after the semester in question and demonstrated that the problem is pertinent to the request for withdrawal.
  • Other extenuating circumstance(s).