Withdrawal From the University
A student intending to withdraw from the University must first go to the Center for Academic and Career Development for an exit interview. Official withdrawal requires approval from the center, Penrose Library, Student Financial Services and the registration office. Clearance from Housing and Residential Education and University Technology Services is required when applicable.
Official withdrawal during the second through the sixth week of the quarter results automatically in the recording of grades of (W) for all courses. A grade of (W) is not calculated in the students GPA. (Courses dropped before the end of the first week of the quarter are deleted from the students record.) Students withdrawing after the deadline for automatic (W) (after the sixth week) require approval from instructors and the Center for Academic and Career Development. An instructor may not give approval to drop if the student is failing the course.
Because an exit interview is required, students cannot completely withdraw from all classes via the Web. Unofficial withdrawal (nonattendance) may result in grades of (F) and outstanding tuition charges for courses in which the student is registered.
A student who is not in academic good standing at the time of withdrawal must contact an adviser in the center before readmission. A student with 90 or more quarter hours majoring in business who is not in academic good standing at the time of withdrawal should contact a Daniels College of Business adviser.
The DU Stop-Out program allows students in good standing to take a leave of absence. By enrolling in the Stop-Out program, students formally withdraw from the University. However, if students return within four academic quarters, they are readmitted and allowed to register for classes with classmates during priority registration. One quarter before the scheduled return, registration materials are mailed to the address specified on the Stop-Out application. After completing an Application to Re-Enter, the student is then eligible to register. The process of completing the Stop-Out application is very important. Signatures are required from several departments before the application is officially complete. Stop-Out forms are obtained from the Center for Academic and Career Development.
The Withdrawal Program is designed for students who do not intend to return to the University within four academic quarters. Students who withdraw from the University are eligible to return at any time, but they must complete an Application to Re-Enter to be eligible to register for classes. Those choosing to withdraw are still eligible to switch to the Stop-Out program for up to one year. The withdrawal process is begun by completing a form in the Center for Academic and Career Development. Signatures are required from departments before the application is officially complete.
Tuition Refund Appeals
A student may appeal for an exception to the University refund policy in cases where circumstances are beyond the students control. A student must officially withdraw from the course(s) prior to beginning the appeals process. The statute of limitations for appeal is 90 days from the end of the term in which the course for which the tuition being appealed was offered.
Students Financial Liability: It is the students responsibility to know and abide with the Universitys payment and refund policies. By completing this registration, you agree to pay the total amount of tuition and other charges set forth, whether or not you attend these courses. It is your responsibility to drop any courses you do not attend, or do not plan to complete.