Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Retroactive Withdrawal Appeal

A retroactive withdrawal appeal may be necessary when a student experienced extenuating circumstances, or an incident of such trauma and major proportions, that a student could not have reasonably been expected to possess the normal capabilities necessary to complete the academic period satisfactorily or complete a University withdrawal.

If granted, the courses will remain on the student's transcript with a grade of "W", which does not impact the student's GPA, and tuition and fees will be adjusted if applicable. Certain charges related to the student's registration such as student insurance, fines, permits and/or emergency cash advances will be charged at 100%.

If the appeal is denied, the student will be charged 100% of tuition and fees, as well as certain charges related to the student's registration such as student insurance, fines, permits, and/or emergency cash advances.

Factors not accepted for a retroactive withdrawal appeal could include, but are not limited to, such things as poor academic performance in a class, time management related situations, or lack of adherence to/awareness of University policy or deadlines. Partial course withdrawals will not be considered, only complete schedule withdrawals.

The Registrar will determine, in consultation with faculty members, the Dean of Students and others as appropriate, if the retroactive withdrawal should be granted. If an appeal is submitted more than 90 days after the end of the course(s), University Leadership approval will be required in addition to the Registrar.

All petitions must be in writing and signed by the student, legal guardian, power of attorney, or executor (in case of death). Documentation may be required if the petition is from someone other than the student.

A student should include a written statement describing the circumstances and reasons for the appeal and any required documentation.