This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
A student is allowed no more than six individual course withdrawals (3 courses at the upper level and 3 courses at the lower level) and no more than two individual course withdrawals for a single course. Once the limit has been reached, the student must receive a grade for the course. For a third attempt in an individual course, the student must receive a grade. Exceptions are allowed for medical withdrawals and withdrawals for military purposes, or as approved by the University.
As provided in the UWF Regulation 3.030 (Academic Misconduct), a student who has been found responsible for violation of the Academic Misconduct will not be allowed to withdraw from the class in which the violation occurred.
After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from an individual course(s) while remaining in other course(s) through approximately the tenth week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of “W” will be assigned during this period. Refunds are not issued for individual course withdrawals. Students may process withdrawals online through the "Registration Menu" app in MyUWF.
Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor prior to withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier’s Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw are not enrolled in the class as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status (i.e. full-time, part-time) will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal. Withdrawals count as an attempted course for repeat course surcharges and excess hours. Individual class withdrawals may not be processed after the published deadline(s) in the Academic Calendar. Students who do not officially withdraw will be assigned a standard letter grade reflective of the performance in the course. See Late Withdrawal Policy below.
Students should contact the Office of the Registrar to withdraw from their final course (considered an University Withdrawal). Students withdrawing from all courses prior to the end of the 10th week* of a full semester will receive a grade of “W”. Withdrawals from all courses during the first four weeks receive a partial refund. Withdrawals after the 10th week of a full semester are considered only by appeal.
Withdrawal from all courses does not prevent registration for future terms. Students are not required to apply for readmission unless they have not enrolled at UWF for three or more consecutive academic semesters (including summers). Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors before withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier’s Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw from all classes are considered not enrolled as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal.
To qualify for a medical withdrawal, the student is required to complete and submit the Medical Withdrawal Form with supporting documentation to the Dean of Students office (DSO), Building 21/Room 130. Medical documentation is needed from a physician, counselor, or other licensed health care provider and should include: the date(s) of treatment, the nature of the illness/injury; indicate whether the illness or injury is severe enough to necessitate a withdrawal for the current or prior semester.
The DSO will review the documentation and determine whether the criteria for a medical withdrawal have been met. The student will receive email notification once the decision has been made. The medical withdrawal process normally takes 10 to 14 working days.
Questions regarding the medical withdrawal process may be directed to the Dean of Students office or the Office of the Registrar.
Note: The Medical Withdrawal process only reviews health conditions of a student, and not the conditions of a student's immediate family members.
In the case of a student called to active duty military service or change of orders due to military conflict within the semester, the student must contact the Office of the Registrar, provide a copy of military orders, and follow the withdrawal process and withdrawal deadlines, as noted on the academic calendar. Grades of "W" will be awarded if approved. Regarding tuition, students may also elect follow the Fee Appeals process.
A request for a late withdrawal (individual class or university, past the published deadlines) is considered an appeal for a waiver of a university policy or regulation and must be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Committee. Final authority for waivers of academic university regulations rests with the Academic Appeals Committee. The Office of the Registrar reports the Committee's decision and has no authority to influence any decision.
Withdrawal appeals may be approved only for the following reasons (which must be documented):
Students who are requesting a withdrawal appeal must submit the following in order for the appeal to be considered by the Academic Appeals Committee:
Fee Appeals should be addressed to the Cashier's Office in Building 20. Appeals will considered by the Fee Appeals Committee for documented, extenuating circumstances.
Students may be allowed to withdraw from a course or the University (all courses) with a full refund of tuition fees for the following situations (documentation required):
Withdrawal from courses at the University does not automatically relieve the student from fee payment liability in the case of deferred payment status such as VA notes, tuition loan notes, and financial aid pending status.
Students in a deferred status should consult the Cashier’s Office regarding fee liability.
* See the Academic Calendar for specific deadlines including summer and short term dates.