Withdrawal from the University
Official Withdrawal: The Office of the Registrar is the first point of contact for initiating an official withdrawal; however, students in colleges or schools which have their own registration authority will, upon notification by the student, drop the classes and accept withdrawal documentation. These units include the College of Law, the Graduate School of Social Work, the Graduate Tax Program, University College and the Women's College. With the exception of the College of Law, which is on the semester calendar, units must follow quarter calendar drop dates and deadlines as posted on the Important Dates page under Calendar and Deadlines. Be sure to choose the correct academic year when checking for deadlines. The Tuition Refund Schedule is also available from the Important Dates page.
Students Financial Liability: It is the students responsibility to know and abide with the Universitys payment and refund policies. By completing 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.
Withdrawal Information Sheet and Checklist: Students who intend to withdraw for one or more terms are advised to read the Withdrawal Information Sheet and Checklist in order to understand the ramifications of the withdrawal and to obtain information regarding recommended follow up once the withdrawal is completed.
Notification by Student of Intent to Withdraw: Students may notify the Registrar of their intent to withdraw by completing the Withdrawal Form or, if registered in classes, by making notification via the web (available in September 2007), in person, by fax or by phone. The completed Withdrawal Form should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar (fax 303.871.4300). The withdrawal date is the date that the student notifies the Office of the Registrar and will be noted on the form. If the request to withdraw is received by another unit with registration authority, the effective date is the date said office is notified. Students who request a withdrawal via the phone are expected to read the information on the Withdrawal Form as well as that on the Withdrawal Information Sheet and Checklist.
During the automatic withdrawal period (see below), classes will be dropped effective the date of notification.
Automatic Withdrawal Period: With the exception of the College of Law which is on the semester calendar, students may drop classes without instructor approval through the sixth week of the quarter. 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.)
Dropping Classes after Automatic Withdrawal Period: All students withdrawing after the deadline for automatic (W) (after the sixth week of the quarter) require approval from instructors. Undergraduate students, except those in the Womens College and University College, must also get approval from the Center for Academic and Career Resources. Graduate students should check with their adviser in their college, school or program. An instructor may not give approval to drop if the student is failing the course.
Students may not drop courses during the last two weeks of classes. See Important Dates for term specific deadlines.
Suspension, Dismissal or Termination: After following due process, a University official may administratively withdraw a student for academic or disciplinary reasons.