Policies and Regs_3

Withdrawals

Effective Fall 2013, there is a course withdrawal limit for all degree-seeking and non-degree seeking undergraduate students. The limit is six (6) UNF course withdrawals.

  • Three (3) course withdrawals at the 1000/2000 level  
  • Three (3) course withdrawals at the 3000 level or above  

Unused withdrawals are forfeited and may not be carried forward. After the withdrawal limit is reached, students will be blocked from further course withdrawals by the myWings registration system.

Any course withdrawals that took place prior to Fall 2013 do not count toward the limit. The withdrawal limitation only applies to courses taken in Fall 2013 or later.

Courses with a grade of WM, WS, or WR are excluded from the limitation policy.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor prior to completing a course withdrawal if there are questions about how this will affect the academic record or future coursework options.

Please note that graduate students do not have a withdrawal limit.

To view the University's current official policy, click here.

A student may withdraw from a course or from the University starting at the end of the add/drop period through the withdrawal deadline as posted on the Academic Calendar. The student may withdraw online through myWings or complete and submit an official withdrawal request form by the deadline to One-Stop Student Services. A grade of “W” will be assigned upon completion of the withdrawal request process, and no refund will be generated. If a student stops attending classes without officially withdrawing, a final grade of “F” is assigned.

Petitioning to extend the withdrawal deadline is not permitted under normal circumstances. Extraordinary situations must be documented.

Students should exercise care when withdrawing from classes, as such actions may impact the time needed to complete their degree(s) and current or future eligibility for financial aid and/or Veterans' Affairs (VA) educational benefits. Students seeking advice regarding the academic impact of withdrawing should contact their academic advisor. Students seeking advice regarding the impact withdrawing has on financial aid and/or VA benefits should contact One-Stop Student Services.

Late Withdrawals

A student may petition for late withdrawal if there are unusual circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control. A student may petition for withdrawal from a course up until the end of the term, prior to grades posting. Final approval/disapproval authority rests with the Waiver of University Policy Committee. The course instructor assigns a grade of “WP” or “WF" and may recommend an action to approve or disapprove the withdrawal, give no recommendation, or write an explanation of the applicable circumstances. This policy does not mean a student has the right to withdraw from a course after the official withdrawal deadline simply because he/she had a passing grade at the time.

To view the University's current official policy, click here.

Complete Withdrawals 

Complete Withdrawal is the formal process of leaving the University. Dropping all classes or withdrawing from all classes in a term is not the same as a Complete Withdrawal from the University. Once the Complete Withdrawal process has been completed, the student’s academic responsibility with the University will be discontinued, though a Complete Withdrawal does not excuse the student from any financial responsibilities the student may have incurred with the University. A Complete Withdrawal must be initiated by a student’s academic advisor, and a student wishing to completely withdraw must meet with an academic advisor in person or through a mutually agreed upon meeting format. Students who completely withdraw from the University will receive a grade of CW (Complete Withdrawal) in each course. The assigned “CW” grade will count toward the total withdrawals allowed and will remain on the academic transcript. A student who completely withdraws from the University may not continue to attend class. Complete withdrawal from all courses will result in a registration hold being placed on the student in future terms. Students who want to enroll in a future term must meet with their advisor.

This policy is not to be confused with withdrawing from all courses in a term to receive a 25 percent refund of tuition and fees. Students who withdraw from all courses (excluding Summer A, B, 8- and 10-week courses) by the deadline posted on the Academic Calendar and receive the refund, but intend to re-enroll at the University would not be covered under the University’s official Complete Withdrawal policy. The Complete Withdrawal policy outlines the formal process of leaving the University.

To view the University's current official policy, click here.