If you decide not to attend and are already enrolled in classes, be sure to drop those classes before you leave. If you do not drop classes, you will receive a grade of “WU” which later turns into a grade of “F.”
Withdrawals after the second week of instruction are approved only for serious and compelling reasons. Please read the instructions on the withdrawal petition carefully. It is best to save the blank document to your computer, then fill it in and save again. Make sure you have the latest Adobe Acrobat reader.
IMPORTANT: Save the PDF and send as an attachment along with a personal statement and supporting documents to the student services team. The iSchool will obtain signatures. You do not obtain signatures. Include your personal statement and supporting documents.
Withdraw petitions received by iSchool Student Services near the day of the petition deadline posted on the Registrar’s calendar may end up being considered Retroactive Withdraw petitions. This is because it takes several days to secure all necessary signatures. The iSchool Student Services staff handle this for our online students but many different departments have to sign off and these signatures need to be obtained before the Registrar’s deadline.
A retroactive withdraw means that the student will likely receive the grade(s) earned, but if the petition is approved, the grade(s) will be changed to a W. If the failed grades put the student on probation, the probationary status will remain even after the grades are changed to W. The student must successfully complete the next semester to get off of probation.