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Course Withdrawal Schedule & Procedures


Course Begins

Requires Dean Approval After

Course Ends

Session

May 26

May 29

June 5

A

June 8

June 24

July 10

B

July 13 July 29 Aug. 14 C
May 26 July 3 Aug. 14 Full Term
Course Ends

For all other part-of-term courses, courses that are less than full semester, unrestricted withdrawal will be the midpoint (50%) of the course. 

Download Course Schedule Adjustment Form 

Refunds

When a student withdraws from a class, the course length and effective date of withdrawal determine whether or not the student receives any refund of tuition, mandatory fees, or optional fees. Visit refund schedules to learn more. 

Course Withdrawal Policy

For full-semester courses, commencing on the eighth calendar day of the semester (fall and spring) and ending at midnight on the Friday of the tenth week (fall and spring), a student who submits a completed Course Schedule Adjustment Form may withdraw from any class, after consultation with the course instructor and advisor. After that point, if there are extenuating circumstances, a course withdrawal can be processed with the signature and approval of the dean. See the Course Schedule Adjustment form for further details.

A W grade will appear on the academic transcript.  Tuition and fee liability applies. Visit refund schedule to learn more.

In the case of courses that are less than full semester, the student may withdraw from a course through the course schedule adjustment process until the midpoint (50%) in the course after consultation with their advisor and instructor. After that point, if there are extenuating circumstances, a course withdrawal can be processed with the signature and approval of the dean. See the Course Adjustment form for further details.

Course withdrawal may affect the student's financial aid eligibility or grace period repayment, medical insurance coverage, athletic eligibility, and timely completion of degree requirements.

Course Withdrawal Procedure for Online Courses Only

Students must adhere to the course withdrawal deadline dates listed above.

Prior to the unrestricted course withdrawal deadline, students may initiate a course withdrawal by emailing the instructor of the course to formally request a course withdrawal. The student must submit the email request for course withdrawal using their own Plattsburgh web mail account. The effective date of the course withdrawal is based on the date of the student's initial email to the instructor requesting a course withdrawal. The course instructor must then forward the approval of the course withdrawal to [email protected]  for processing using their own Cardinal cloud email account (login required).  
 
After the unrestricted courses withdrawal deadline, if there are extenuating circumstances, a course withdrawal can be processed by emailing the dean to formally request permission for a late course withdrawal. The student must submit the email request for the course withdrawal using their own Plattsburgh web mail account. The effective date of the course withdrawal is based on the date of the student’s initial email to the instructor requesting a course withdrawal. The dean must then forward the approval of the course withdrawal to [email protected]  for processing using their own Cardinal cloud email account (login required).  
 

After this has been processed by the registrar's office, an email notification will be generated and forwarded to the student's instructor(s) and academic advisor(s) and a grade of W will appear on the academic transcript.

Tuition and fee liability applies. Visit refund schedules to learn more. Students are responsible for contacting the financial aid office to determine the consequences of course withdrawal.

 
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