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2022-2023 Catalog
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Withdrawals

All undergraduate students will be limited to a total of six UNF course withdrawals - 3 lower-level course withdrawals (1000 & 2000 level courses) and 3 upper-level course withdrawals (3000 & 4000 level courses) – regardless of the number of credit hours per course. Unused withdrawals are forfeited. After the withdrawal limit is reached, students will be blocked from further course withdrawals by the University's registration system. Courses with a grade of “WM” (medical withdrawal), “WS” (military withdrawal), “WR” and “WA” (administrative withdrawals) are not counted in the limitation. Any undergraduate course withdrawals at UNF prior to Fall 2013 are not counted towards withdrawal limits but will continue to be reflected on the student's transcript.

A student who has exceeded their withdrawal limit as a result of extraordinary, documented circumstances that are clearly beyond the student's control may appeal for exceeding the withdrawal limit to the Student Petition of Academic Policy (SPAP) Committee prior to the end of classes of the term within which the student is enrolled. The course instructor, department chair, academic advisor and/or graduate program director may recommend an action to support or not support the withdrawal, give no recommendation, or write an explanation of the applicable circumstances. Final approval/disapproval authority rests with the SPAP Committee. 

Students are strongly encouraged to contact their academic advisors or program directors to discuss and understand how withdrawals will impact academic persistence, including time to graduation and meeting degree requirements. Students receiving financial aid who withdraw from any classes should contact the Department of Financial Aid via One-Stop Student Services to understand federal aid and scholarship award consequences and obligations. Students receiving VA benefits should contact the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC).  

Graduate programs may have specific policies regarding the number of withdrawals allowed within the program. Graduate students are advised to first consult with their graduate program director before withdrawing from any course.

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. Students may withdraw online through myWings or complete and submit an official withdrawal request form by the deadline to One-Stop Student Services. Upon completion of the withdrawal process, a grade of “W” will be assigned and no refund will be generated. If a student stops attending classes without officially withdrawing, a final grade of “F” may be assigned.

View the University's current official policy on withdrawals. 

Late Withdrawals After the Deadline

A student who misses the withdrawal deadline as a result of extraordinary, documented circumstances may appeal for late withdrawal to the Student Petition of Academic Policy (SPAP) Committee prior to the end of classes for the term within which the student is enrolled. The course instructor, department chair, academic advisor and/or graduate program director may recommend an action to support or not support the withdrawal, give no recommendation, or write an explanation of the applicable circumstances. Final approval/disapproval authority rests with the SPAP Committee. 

Complete Withdrawals 

Complete Withdrawal is the formal process of leaving the University. Once the Complete Withdrawal has been processed, the student's academic responsibility with the University will be discontinued and they will show as officially unenrolled based on the date of withdrawal. Dropping all classes or withdrawing from all classes in a term is not the same as a Complete Withdrawal from the University. 

Students who completely withdraw from the University remain fee liable and receive a grade of WC in each course. The assigned "WC" grades will count towards the withdrawal limit and will remain on the academic transcript. 

A Complete Withdrawal must be initiated by a student’s academic advisor after meeting with the student A student who received a Complete Withdrawal may not continue to attend class(es). A student who wants to enroll in a future term after a Complete Withdrawal must meet with an academic advisor, after which the advisor may remove the registration hold. A student who breaks continuous enrollment after a Complete Withdrawal must reapply for admission and is subject to all admission and academic program requirements at the time of reapplication.

A Complete Withdrawal is not to be confused with withdrawing from all courses in a term or withdrawing from all courses in a term to receive a 25 percent refund of tuition and fees. Students not covered under the University's official Withdrawal policy are those 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 at a later date.

View the University's current official policy on withdrawals.