Policies & Regulations
Academic Affairs: Enrollment Services

Course Withdrawal Limitation Policy
Number: 2.0730P

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Repealed Policy

Effective Date: 8/19/2013
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Responsible Division/Department:
Academic Affairs / Enrollment Services



Sets a maximum number of withdrawals for both upper and lower level courses to encourage students to contact their advisors before withdrawing and to increase graduation rates.




This policy applies to all degree-seeking and non-degree seeking undergraduate students, including current, transfer, first year, and post-baccalaureate students, regardless of when they first enrolled.


Withdrawal Limit

All undergraduate students will be limited to a total of six UNF course withdrawals

The six course withdrawals, regardless of the number of credit hours per course, will be limited to:


  • Three course withdrawals for 1000 and 2000 level courses, and
  • Three course withdrawals for 3000 or higher level courses

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 University's registration system.


Any course withdrawals at UNF PRIOR to Fall 2013 are not counted towards this policy but will continue to be reflected on the student's transcript.


Exceptions: All courses with a grade of WM, WS, or WR are not counted towards this policy.