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Course Withdrawal Information

There are many implications when withdrawing from a class. Here are some things to consider. If you need further information or answered, “I don‟t know” to any of the following, it is important to talk to an advisor before finalizing your decision.

DEADLINES (See current academic calendar)
Is it past the deadline to Withdraw with No Record (WNR)? Yes / No
How will a "W" on your record affect your future plans?  
Is it past the final deadline for Withdrawing from a course? Yes / No
If you answered "Yes" to the above, do you have an extenuating circumstance to justify a late withdrawal AND is your instructor willing to support your decision? Yes / No
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & SCHEDULING
Is this class a General Education requirement or mandatory for your major program? Yes / No
If you answered "Yes" to the above, then answer the following:  

When will this course be offered again?

Fall / Spring / Summer

Will you be able to schedule this class into a new semester?

Yes / No

Will you be able to schedule this class around other courses

Yes / No
PROGRAM LENGTH
How will withdrawing from this class affect the length of your program?  
Is this class a co-requisite with another class you are taking this term? Yes / No
Is this class a pre-requisite for other courses? Yes / No
FINANCIAL AID
Are you receiving any financial aid (scholarships, loans, etc.)? Yes / No
If you answered "Yes" to the above, then answer the following:  

Are you required to be a full-time student to qualify for your financial aid?

Yes / No

Will dropping the course affect your financial aid eligibility?

Yes / No
ACADEMICS
Have you talked with your instructor about your current grade in the class? Yes / No
What grade would you consider to be acceptable for this course? A / B / C / D
Are there enough assignments/exams left to complete to achieve the above grade? Yes / No
If you remained in the course, and perhaps received a lower grade, would this affect your future educational plans? Yes / No
What does your instructor recommend?  
Do you agree with your instructor's recommendations? Yes / No
Have you talked to your advisor about your concerns and your instructor's recommendations? Yes / No
What doesn't your instructor know about your situation?