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Late Partial Withdrawal

Dropping classes is prohibited after the ninth week of a regular semester or a comparable time period for summer sessions. Specific deadlines are published in each Schedule of Classes so that students may make informed decisions within the appropriate time frame.

Requests for exception to this policy will be considered only for exceptional, non-academic reasons which are clearly beyond a student's control. These could consist of critical or persistent health problems, unforeseen changes in employment conditions (e.g., transfers, shift changes, or increased work hours), or similar circumstances.

Please be advised that students have the ability to drop before the deadline by a variety of means. Students may drop in person at the Registrars Office, or by contacting your Academic Advising office. Any holds on a student record may be temporarily lifted in order for a student to drop. Failure to take these measures when able will result in the petition being denied.

Your request for withdrawal will be treated with the greatest degree of confidentiality possible.

Petitions for late partial withdrawals will not be considered unless you provide documentation of the reason(s) leading to your request. You must submit this documentation along with the late partial withdrawal form.

Late Withdraw Procedure & Timeline

Course withdraw

 

After your initial registration and before appropriate deadlines, you may withdraw from a class by processing a withdrawal through myIPFW or by submitting an add/drop form to your department or the Registrar's office. During the 100% refund period you must complete a drop/add form or submit the change via myIPFW. For more information about refund periods see the Refund of Fees Schedule. After the 100% refund period you must submit a withdraw form via myIPFW and follow the course withdraw procedures outlined below for 16 week courses. The deadline for the last day to withdraw from a class varies based on the number of weeks a class meets.  Students who stop attending a class without officially withdrawing from the class will receive a failing grade.  For more information about add/drop and withdraw visit the Registrar’s Registration FAQ: http://www.ipfw.edu/offices/registrar/faqs/registration.html#C5.  

 

 

Withdraw Timeline

 

Week One (100% refund period)

 

 

  • Students can make changes to their schedule (drop, add, change sections, etc.) on their own through myIPFW

 

Weeks Two – Four

Partial refund period, see the refund schedule for amounts http://www.ipfw.edu/offices/bursar/refunds/refund-of-fee-schedule.html

 

 

  • To withdraw from any and/or all courses students must submit a form that can be accessed under the enrollment tab in your myIPFW
  • If you are withdrawing from all courses, you must meet (in person, via telephone, Skype, etc. based upon need) with the Assistant Director of Student Success.
  • Even course exchanges may be facilitated with their advisor

 

Weeks Five-Ten

 

 

  • To withdraw from any and/or all courses students must submit a form that can be accessed under the enrollment tab in your myIPFW
  • If you are withdrawing from all courses, you must meet (in person, via telephone, Skype, etc. based upon need) with the Assistant Director of Student Success.

 

Weeks Ten-Sixteen

 

 

  • Generally, withdrawing from a class is prohibited after the withdrawal deadline. Requests for exceptions to this policy will be considered only for urgent, non-academic reasons which are clearly beyond the student's control. To petition for late withdrawal from one or more, but not all of your courses, you must complete a "Late Partial Withdrawal Form", which can be obtained from your Academic Department.
  • If you wish to withdraw from ALL of your courses ("Late Full Withdraw"), your petition must be made through the Dean of Students office.