After the eighth week a student may not drop a course, except where verifiable, extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated. Verifiable extenuating circumstances are reasons beyond the control of the student, such as illness or accidental injury. Poor performance in a course is not an extenuating circumstance.
Students seeking permission for late drops must present a petition to the dean of the college or school in which they are majoring as of the beginning of the semester. Students whose majors are undecided must apply to the University Advisement Center in the D. P. Culp University Center. If a late drop is approved, the student will receive a grade of "W" (Withdrawal) or "WF" (Withdrawn-Failing), as assigned by the instructor of the course.
A fee adjustment for drops will be processed beginning the first day of the term. When a student drops a course beginning the 15th day of classes, a Withdrawal (W) grade will appear on his/her transcript.
Dropping classes may negatively impact a student's Lottery Scholarship or other financial aid, housing, graduate assistantship, athletic eligibility, or tuition scholarship and the student may owe a repayment. Please contact Financial Aid or the appropriate office before dropping any classes.
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