Withdrawal from One or More Courses
Any student who wishes to withdraw from one or more courses must first receive approval from their respective course directors. Following approval by the course directors, the withdrawal must be approved by the Program Director, if applicable, and by the College Dean. The student must complete a course add/drop form, which can be obtained from the Office of the Dean or the Registrar's website. Such approval is granted only for extraordinary circumstances. If approval is granted, the student receives one of the following grades: "W" (Withdrawal), "WF" (Withdrawal/Failing) or "F" (Failing). A "W" is given when a student withdraws from a course prior to 50% of the course being completed, and the student has a passing average in the course at the time of withdrawal. A "WF" is given when a student withdraws from a course after 50% of the course is completed and the student has a failing average in the course at the time of withdrawal. A "WF" may be considered as a failure by an Academic Review/Promotions Committee. An "F" grade can also be given if a student withdraws after 80% of a course is completed and the student has a failing average in the course at the time of withdrawal. The course director is responsible for submitting the correct grade or grade notation. Withdrawal from core curriculum courses will be noted on the student's permanent record. Students should be aware that withdrawal from a core class may result in a significant extension of the students' professional program and may alter financial aid assistance.
Withdrawal from the College/University
The decision to withdraw from the University is a serious matter. Any student who withdraws from a college or a program is dropped from the rolls of the University. As such, if he/she decides at some later date to reenter the program, he/she must reapply for admission and, if accepted, assume the status of a new student.
Students contemplating withdrawal must inform the Program Director, if applicable, and the Dean of the decision to voluntarily withdraw and voluntarily relinquish his/her position in the program. The student must contact the Office of the Dean and must complete the appropriate clearance procedures. The withdrawal process includes the clearing of all financial obligations of MWU (including the mailroom, clinical education, library, security, housing, etc.) and a financial aid exit interview. If the withdrawal occurs before the completion of a course, the student must complete a course add/drop form. The student will receive one of the following grades: W (Withdrawal) or WF (Withdrawal/Failing) or F (Failing). If the student completes the course before withdrawing, a final grade will be assigned. Following completion of these withdrawal procedures, the designation "Withdrawal" will be placed in the student's permanent record. The designation "Unofficial Withdrawal" is placed in the permanent record of any student who withdraws from his/her program without complying with the above procedures. For more information, see the Financial Aid sections on Notification of Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policies.