Withdrawal From Course Grade (Policy AA-3)

Students must withdraw by a specified day, depending upon the length of the course.  Students can withdraw up through:

  • The last day of the 14th week of a 15-week course
  • The last day of the 11th week of a 12-week course
  • The last day of the 6th week of a 7.5 week course
  • The last day of the 5th week of a 6-week course
  • Students may not withdraw from courses during the last week of any course, under any circumstances.

Procedure:

A “W” grade is recorded on the student’s permanent record if a course is withdrawn starting the second week of the term, according to the length of the course below. Courses withdrawn during the first week of the term will be listed as a drop:

Length of Course
15-week course On or before the 11th Friday of the course
12-week course On or before the 10th Friday of the course 
7.5-week course On or before the 5th Friday of the course
6-week course On or before the 4th Friday of the course 

A student will receive a “WP” (withdraw passing) or a “WF” (withdraw failing) grade when a course is withdrawn after the week indicated below:

Length of Course
15-week course After the 11th Friday of the course
12-week course After the 10th Friday of the course
7.5-week course

After the 5th Friday of the course

6-week course After the 4th Friday of the course 

It is the student’s responsibility to:

  1. Initiate change using the Change of Registration form with their academic advisor or program director.
  2. Complete and submit the necessary Change of Registration form to the appropriate student advisor, who will submit the form to the Registrar’s office.

Clarkson College will not be responsible for completed forms which are given to faculty or other staff for submission.