As a student enrolling in college courses, you assume the financial and academic responsibility to properly withdraw from your courses if you decide not to complete them. You have the privilege of dropping a course during the first three instructional days of each semester through your Banner Web account, without the drop becoming part of your permanent academic record and without it affecting your financial aid. However, any amount charged against Pell or HOPE in the bookstore will be owed back to the college. If you withdraw from a class after the third instructional day, you will receive a grade of W up the published withdrawal date and an F if withdrawing after that date. The specific deadline dates for withdrawal are published on the school’s home website page, under Academic Calendar.
You should be aware that withdrawals may result in a loss of financial aid and that failing to properly withdraw from a course will result in your receiving a failing grade (F) for that course.
Withdrawal from Individual Courses
If you wish to withdraw from a course, but plan to stay enrolled in other courses, submit a Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office, listing the courses you wish to withdraw from. The form may be picked up from the Registrar’s Office, or you may click to submit the withdrawal form online. If you are unsure whether withdrawing from the course is your only option, please speak with your instructor and/or The Advising and Retention Center (ARC) staff prior to submitting your withdrawal form. Also, please check with the Financial Aid Office for clarification on how a partial withdrawal may affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Complete Withdrawal from School
Wiregrass Georgia Tech realizes that sometimes students have no alternative but to leave school for legitimate reasons. Students wanting to totally withdraw should initiate the process by securing a Withdrawal Form. The form may be picked up from the Registrar’s Office, or you may click to submit the withdrawal form online.
Below are the steps you should follow for an official withdrawal:
- The Advising and Retention Center (ARC) – First, visit the ARC and speak with a counselor. We have many resources to help students, and a solution may be reached to help you remain enrolled in some or all of your classes. Campus locations and phone numbers for the ARCs are located on the Advising and Retention Center web page.
- Financial Aid Office – If you still wish to withdraw, visit the Financial Aid Office to see how the withdrawal will affect your current and future financial aid awards.
- If, after speaking with the ARC and financial aid staff, your final decision is that you need to withdraw from school completely, return your Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office of your intent to withdraw.
Withdrawal Due to COVID-19 Issues
WGTC understands that beginning with Summer Semester 2020, students may continue to face challenges in relation to COVID-19 responses from the College, and in their personal lives. To assist students during this ongoing national and state public health crisis, students will be able to submit documentation attesting to withdrawals related to COVID-19 for Summer Semester 2020 and Fall Semester 2020. In those cases, a nonpunitive grade may be assigned to the student’s record for the course(s) withdrawn from due to the public health crisis.
Students who receive federal financial aid may qualify for a special provision related to the return of any required funds to the Department of Education. Contact the Financial Aid Office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional instructions on completing a withdrawal attestation form.