Petition to Withdraw from a Specific Course (Without Penalty)

In every case in which a student withdraws from a course before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, a "W" is assigned. No petition is involved. Simply complete a "Course Withdrawal" Form through the Office of the Registrar or withdraw from the course via WINGS. For a student to withdraw without academic penalty from individual courses after the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, the instructor must certify on the "Petition to Withdraw from a Specific Course" form all four of the conditions below and recommend withdrawal:

  1. all work was up-to-date as of the last day to withdraw without academic penalty;
  2. the work was of passing quality at the last day to withdraw without academic penalty;
  3. attendance was satisfactory up to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty; and
  4. the factors justifying withdrawal are essentially non-academic and developed after the last day to withdraw without academic penalty.

The instructor will be asked by the student to deliver the form to his/her Department Chair. The Department Chair also must recommend the withdrawal. If the instructor and Department Chair approve the withdrawal, the form must be sent to the Dean of the relevant College. The instructor or the Department Chair may deliver the form to the Dean. The Dean will submit the petition to the Office of the Registrar if he/she approves and recommends the withdrawal. This form may only be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.