The college encourages students to discuss their intent to withdraw with their instructor(s). Process class withdrawals in person or by computer.
Student Initiated Withdrawal
- Students may formally withdraw from a class during the periods of time designated below to receive a grade of W which carries no academic penalty and is not used in the calculation of the student’s GPA.
- Students who withdraw from a class may register for that class again, but cannot take a proficiency test for it until two years after the date the class terminated.
- Student who withdraw from a class early in a semester may be eligible for a refund.
- Students may not withdraw themselves from a class after the designated withdrawal deadlines.
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Faculty Initiated Withdrawal
Instructors reserve the right to withdraw a student from class during the withdrawal period due to excessive, unexcused absence. Further, they reserve the right to withdraw students from their classes with a failing grade at any point in the semester due to plagiarism, cheating or other gross infractions. Formal charges may be filed in accordance with ECC’s Student Code of Conduct Discipline Procedure. More»
Withdrawal for Nonpayment
The college reserves the right to cancel a student’s enrollment for nonpayment of tuition and fees.
Students who will be absent for an extended period of time after the withdrawal deadline due to extenuating circumstances (serious illness, military call-up) are encouraged to contact the dean of students. Under such conditions students must supply documentation to be considered for an administrative withdrawal for the semester. These students may receive a grade of AW (administrative withdrawal) which carries no academic penalty and is not used in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. More»
Withdrawal Policy for Students Called to Active Duty 4.501
Students who are callled to serve in active military duty will be provided services as they withdraw from the college. Contact Registration & Records Office for details.