Students should seek the advice of their academic advisor, course instructors and
other appropriate University staff prior to completing the withdrawal form or submitting
the total withdrawal via my.PennWest.
The student should meet with the Financial Aid Office concerning any aid currently
being received, and the impact of withdrawing from all courses. Course withdrawals
may affect a student's eligibility for current or future financial aid.
Contact the Bursar's Office to ascertain any account balance. Any balance should be
cleared or recorded in the presence of the student. If a credit shows, assistance
should be provided in filing for any appropriate refund.
If applicable, the student should arrange to meet with Residence Life and Housing
staff to sign out of the residence hall room and turn in the key within 24 hours after
signing the withdrawal form/or submitting the withdrawal via my.PennWest.
The Office of Records and Registration will update student records as appropriate.
All pertinent University offices will receive a weekly report of students who have
processed a total withdrawal.
Students who withdraw from scheduled courses during the first eight days of a semester,
or an equivalent period during a session, will be permitted to drop their classes
without academic penalty. No academic record will be kept for those courses.
From the second through the tenth week, or an equivalent period in a session, students
who withdraw from their classes will receive a W (withdrawal) on their academic record
for the courses from which they withdrew. A request for an official withdrawal from
any or all classes after the tenth week of the semester or equivalent period in a
session will be reviewed by the Dean, and, if extenuating circumstances exist, the
request may be approved. If approved, a student will receive a W (withdrawal) on his/her
No withdrawals are permitted once the final exam period has begun.