Students who wish to withdraw from/drop a class or classes must do so in the Office of the Registrar.
Students dropping from a class prior to the withdrawal deadline date listed on the academic calendars in the front of the catalog will receive a “W.” Students dropping a class that differs from the fifteen-week regular semester or a five-week summer session will have the same percentage of time to withdraw with a grade of “W.”
Without the instructor’s written permission, students may not be re-instated into a class from which they have officially withdrawn. No reinstatement may be made after the final examination period has begun.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings and officially drop courses they are no longer attending. Faculty will not drop or withdraw students from courses for any reason.
Students who do not withdraw within the stated deadlines and in accordance with this policy will receive the grade earned for that course.
Students may be administratively withdrawn from an academic program, to which they have been admitted, by the dean for failure to progress in the sequenced courses or for policy violations as outlined in the program-specific policy manuals. Students will be withdrawn from program courses only; any withdrawal from general education or associated courses follows the process outlined in this policy.
For withdrawal dates and deadlines, students should consult the academic calendar online, in the Northark catalog, or in the Student Handbook.
Students who wish to drop a class or classes after the end of registration must complete the following steps:
- Obtain “Change of Class Schedule” form from an academic advisor on South Campus or at the front desk on North Campus.
- Return completed form to the Registrar’s Office on South Campus or to the front desk on North Campus.
The class has not been officially dropped until the student has completed the steps above. Financial Aid recipients should take note that withdrawing from some/all classes may partially reduce or revoke financial aid and could result in a significant account balance due, or, if financial aid residual has already been received, some repayment may be required. Students who are administratively withdrawn from an academic program, to which they have been admitted, will have the “Change of Class Schedule” submitted by the dean.