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2015-2016 Catalog

Withdrawal from Courses

During the first two weeks of each semester a student is permitted to drop a course without notation and replace it with another. From the end of the two-week period until the end of the eleventh week of the semester, students may withdraw from a course without penalty and with a "withdrawal" recorded on the transcript if approval is granted by the Academic Progress Committee. Ordinarily, approval will be granted, provided that after the course deletion the student's schedule does not fall below three courses. A student who drops a course without Committee approval will fail the course.

If a petition to withdraw produces a roster of courses that falls below three course credits, the student must provide the Academic Progress Committee with a cogent educational rationale to justify the waiver of standard policy. A student must continue to attend all classes until the petition has been reviewed by the Committee.

In all cases, petitions to withdraw should include an indication of the means by which any deficiency incurred will be made up.