Attending a class and/or completing course requirements alone is not the same as registration. You should attend classes only if you are officially registered, and you will receive credit only upon successful completion of a course for which you are registered.
Similarly, just notifying the instructor that you will no longer attend does not constitute withdrawal. If you do not officially withdraw from the class and stop attending, you may be administratively withdrawn. A grade of W means you have withdrawn
from a course without academic penalty. The course appears on your transcript with a grade of W and is counted toward attempted credits for the term. However, it does not factor into the term or cumulative GPA. Please refer to the add, drop, and withdrawal
deadlines above for more information on withdrawing from a course with a grade of W.
The university reserves the right to administratively withdraw any students who are not actively attending all of their courses and who have not applied for a leave of absence. An administrative withdrawal is defined as withdrawal of a student from all
registered courses and their academic program. The university initiates an administrative withdrawal if a student ceases to attend all registered classes and ceases to communicate with college officials for a period of 14 consecutive
calendar days at any point during the registered term. An administrative withdrawal may result in grades of W and will be subject to charges based on the university's refund policy.
If you would like to drop or withdraw from all of your courses, you must submit an Exit Form to take a leave of absence or to withdraw entirely from the university. Please note that this policy is in place for all semesters, including summer and winter terms. If you are enrolled in only one course and are attempting to drop or withdraw, you will need to submit an Exit Form, which will be effective for the entire term in question. Please adjust your registration accordingly. If you need assistance, you can contact your advisor for more information.
F-1 and J-1 international students are required to have authorization from ISSS to drop below full-time. For more information, please visit the
Our Policies page includes more information about grade policies.