Withdrawal from Courses

Students who wish to discontinue a course after the drop/add period but before the final withdrawal date (the end of the 10th week of the semester or the equivalent point in a Summer Session or January Term; see Academic Calendar) may withdraw online via self-service Banner.

A course from which a student has officially withdrawn remains on the transcript, recorded as W, but does not count in credit hours or GPAs.

Instructors are required to apprise students of their academic standing no later than the end of the ninth week of the semester (or the equivalent point in a Summer Session or January Term; see Academic Calendar). If a student stops attending but does not officially withdraw from a class, a grade of E (Failure or unofficial withdrawal) is recorded.

An exception may be made for unusual circumstances beyond the student’s control. In such cases, procedures for Waiver of Academic Regulations apply. Withdrawal from a course may affect eligibility for financial aid in current and future semesters. For additional information about financial aid eligibility, refer to the Financial Aid section of this catalog or financialaid.buffalostate.edu.

Students withdrawing from coursework may be eligible for a tuition refund in accordance with the schedule. No refunds are issued beyond the end of the refund period.

A student who does not register for any course or withdraws from all courses during his or her first semester should inform the Graduate School.