Student Success and Transitions

Course Withdrawal Process

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Withdrawal from a course(s) and ALL courses before withdrawal deadline

Subject to the time limits specified in the IPFW Master Detail Calendar and the published Fee Refund Schedule-and in the absence of any allegation of academic dishonesty in the course(s) and any pertinent hold(s) or encumbrance - a student may officially withdraw from a course by completing the Course Withdrawal (After Full Refund Period) form found within myIPFW.

 

             For regular 16-week courses:

First Week of Classes: This is the Add/Drop period and students may drop courses on their myIPFW. Course is not recorded on record.

Weeks 2-9: Students must submit the Course Withdrawal (After Full Refund Period) form found within myIPFW. The course is recorded with a grade of W on the student record. Please refer to the Fee Refund Schedule for refund information.

Weeks 10-16: Courses may not be withdrawn during this period except for extenuating circumstances outside of a student’s control. Such withdrawals will not be approved if sought because of poor performance in the course. If a late-withdrawal is approved, the course(s) is recorded with a grade of W on the student record.

After the end of the Week 16: A course grade may be changed only by following the grade appeal procedure.

 

NOTE: All deadlines and time periods will be prorated for courses offered during a period of time that differs from a regular 16-week semester.

 

Withdrawal from a course(s) and ALL courses after the specified Withdrawal deadline for the term

A Late Withdrawal is defined as a withdrawal due to circumstances reasonably beyond the control of the student from any or all classes, after the deadline for the last day to withdraw. Specific deadlines for the last day to withdraw for a term are published in the Fee Refund Schedule. A Petition for Late Withdrawal will be considered only for non-academic reasons and will be treated with the greatest degree of confidentiality possible. Once final grades have been submitted, a student is ineligible for a late withdrawal except for extreme and well-documented circumstances.

 

If a Petition for Late Withdrawal is granted, the Registrar’s Office will notify the professors of the withdrawn courses, and Student Success and Transitions will notify the student. There may be financial and academic consequences related to withdrawal. If a Petition for Late Withdrawal is granted a student may then submit an application for an Appeal of Fees through the Registrar’s Office.