TO DROP A COURSE OR WITHDRAW FROM THE UNIVERSITY AFTER THE MIDDLE OF THE TERM OF INSTRUCTION. A student may drop a course or withdraw after the middle of the term of instruction only to correct errors in the enrollment or because of events of catastrophic impact, such as serious personal illness. If the student is passing the course, or there is no basis for assignment of a grade at the time of the drop, a W grade will be assigned. If failing, a 0.0 (or N in a P-N graded course) will be assigned. The course will remain on the student’s academic record.
Undergraduate Students: To initiate a late drop or withdrawal, the student must obtain approval from the office of the associate dean of his or her college or the Undergraduate University Division. Exceptions are James Madison College, Lyman Briggs College, the Residential College in Arts and Humanities, and students in Engineering who have been admitted earlier than 56 credits.
Graduate Students: To initiate a late drop or withdrawal, students must obtain approval from their advisor or major professor and their graduate program director.
DROPPING ALL COURSES. See the statement on Withdrawal from the University.