Course or Term Withdrawal for Arts and Science Students

Read all of the information below, and contact your advisor if you have any questions!

  1. Your instructor may assign a W or F when you withdraw from a class. A W does not affect your GPA; an F does. You should contact your instructor to verify which grade they will assign. An e-mail from your professor is fine. Make sure you understand how your withdrawal will impact your term GPA. Your professor does not sign your withdrawal form.
  2. Consider how withdrawing may impact your financial aid and time to completing your degree.
  3. If you could complete the course with the required minimum grade, consider staying in it! Talk to your instructor and academic advisor about the best option for you. The Learning Center has some great resources online to help you prepare for finals.
  4. If you decide to withdraw, fill out the withdrawal form.
  5. Bring the form to your advisor for academic unit approval. See below for your advisor’s hours and location for walk-in hours, listed by major. If you cannot see your advisor during their walk-in hours, all A&S students are welcome to come to 107 Lowry for approval (hours below).
  6. After obtaining advisor approval, the course withdrawal must be submitted by the student to 125 Jesse Hall no later than 5pm on December 2. Plan ahead, as late submissions will not be allowed. If your major advisor is not available please see the hours available for all students in 107 Lowry Hall.
  7. Remember your advisor is here to help you after the withdrawal deadline! Schedule a meeting with your advisor to discuss your Spring semester schedule, academic plan, academic recovery strategies, and more.

Drop-In Hours for Course Withdrawals, by Major – these times should be for withdrawal conversations. If you need an advising appointment, schedule with your academic advisor.

Biological Sciences
Monday, December 2 9:00 – 4:30
3 Tucker Hall

Black Studies, International Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies
Monday, December 2
10:00 – 12:00
326H Strickland Hall

Communication, Sociology, Theater
Monday, December 2 9:00 – 3:00
108 Switzler Hall

Economics and Political Science
Monday, December 2 8:30 – 10:30 and 12:30 – 3:30
101 and 132 Professional Building

Digital Storytelling and Film Studies
Monday, December 2 9:00 – 11:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 pm
322 Tate Hall

English and Linguistics
Monday, December 2 9:00 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 4:00
114N Tate Hall

General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Undeclared A&S
Monday, December 2
9:00 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 4:00
M110 Student Success Center

Monday, December 2
10:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00
103 Read Hall

Monday, December 2
9:00 – 4:00 pm
203 McAlester Hall

Ancient Mediterranean Studies (Classics), Anthropology, Art, Art History, Chemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences, German and Russian Studies, Math, Music, Physics and Astronomy, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Statistics (All A&S Majors are welcome to use the drop-in hours in 107 Lowry Hall!)
Thursday, 10:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 4:00
Friday, November 22 10:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 4:00
Monday, December 2 10:00 – 4:30
107 Lowry Hall