NEED TO WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE?
Withdrawal is an option that allows you to withdraw from a course after the add/drop period without impacting your GPA. If you’re considering withdrawing from a course, get advice before making a decision. Talk to the following to get information:
- Your professor, to understand your grade and see if it is feasible to pass
- Your academic advisor, to see how withdrawal will impact your degree plan
- The Office of Financial Aid, to see how withdrawal will impact your financial aid
- The Office of the Bursar, to see if you owe (or will owe) any money to the university
If you decide withdrawal is your best option, you’ll need to understand the process. If you have additional questions regarding the withdrawal process, please email [email protected].
Fall 2023 WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE:
- For 16-week classes, the withdrawal deadline is Friday, October 27th at 11:59 p.m.
WITHDRAWAL BEFORE THE WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
Subject to the time limits specified in the Purdue University Fort Wayne Master Detail Calendar and the published Fee Refund Schedule—and in the absence of any allegation of academic dishonesty in the course and any pertinent hold or encumbrance—you may officially withdraw from a course by completing the Course Withdrawal (after Full Refund Period) Form found on goPFW.
For Regular, 16-Week Courses
First week of classes: This is the add/drop period, and you may drop courses on goPFW. The course will not be recorded on your record.
Weeks two through nine: Submit the "Withdrawal Form" found under “Registration Forms” on the Enrollment Tab found on goPFW. The course will be recorded with a grade of W on your student record. Please refer to the Fee Refund Schedule for refund information.
Weeks 10 through 16: Courses may not be withdrawn during this period except for extenuating circumstances outside your control. Such withdrawals will not be approved if they are sought because of poor performance in the course. If a late withdrawal is approved, the course is recorded with a grade of W on your student record.
After the end of the Week 16: A course grade may be changed only by following the grade-appeal procedure.
All deadlines and time periods will be prorated for courses offered during a period of time that differs from a regular 16-week semester.
WITHDRAWAL AFTER THE WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
A late withdrawal is defined as a withdrawal (from any or all classes) due to circumstances reasonably beyond the control of the student, after the deadline for the last day to withdraw. A Petition for Late Withdrawal will be considered only for nonacademic, extenuating circumstances. The student will be required to submit documentation that supports their circumstances. Each request will be treated with the greatest degree of confidentiality possible.
Once final grades have been submitted, a student will be ineligible for a late withdrawal except for extreme and well-documented circumstances. To start the late withdrawal process, please submit a request via the following form. The Office of Student Conduct & CARE will work with each student to determine if they need the criteria for a late withdrawal. Please note there may be financial and academic consequences related to withdrawal.
Please be aware that approval for a late full withdrawal does not waive the charges for the approved courses. If a student has an unpaid balance or wish to verify that their account is in good order, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 260-481-6824 or via email at [email protected]. They will work with each student and provide available options for resolving balances and financial holds. Courses must be in withdrawn status before beginning the petition to the refund policy through the Bursar's Office.
The late withdrawal form is listed here (https://www.pfw.edu/student-conduct-care/course-withdrawal). If you have additional questions regarding the late withdrawal process, please email [email protected].