W and X are administrative symbols which indicate that a student has been authorized to withdraw from courses, or from the university. These symbols, which are entered upon the student’s permanent record without prejudice, may be authorized only in accordance with established policies of the university. The grade of W signifies voluntary withdrawal from a course. It is initiated by the student and can only be applied prior to the deadline-to-withdraw indicated in the academic calendar, specified on the academic calendar. The grade of X signifies an administrative withdrawal from class. The grade of X is applied by the administration in circumstances where profound impact to academic performance due to a personal or immediate-family medical event, disability, death, or active military service is documented sufficiently. Disciplinary action may also result in administrative withdrawal from classes.
Voluntary Course Withdrawal before the deadline-to-withdraw indicated on the Academic Calendar
Students who desire to withdraw from courses with notations of W prior to the deadline-to-withdraw specified on the academic calendar may withdraw through SIS self-service. Students who do not complete the process of withdrawal before the approved deadline will not be assigned course notations of W, will be subject to all instructor course requirements, and will receive final course grades assigned by the course instructors.
Students who voluntarily withdraw from all courses are withdrawn from the university.
Note that withdrawal from a course or courses may have implications for degree progress, veteran’s benefits, health insurance, financial aid, and immigration status. Students are advised to consult their academic adviser as well as officials in appropriate offices prior to withdrawing from any course.
Course withdrawal, with an assigned course notation of X, after the deadline-to-withdraw specified on the academic calendar for reason of a documented extended illness or critical personal emergency may be allowed and ordinarily requires withdrawal from the University, but partial withdrawal may be authorized if circumstances are warranted.