Course Withdrawal

Withdrawing before semester begins

Prior to the beginning of the semester, graduate students may delete courses from their registration by accessing their registration page on Sonis and deleting the course(s) they are no longer interested in taking. When students delete courses prior to the first day of the semester, no tuition charges are assessed for the deleted course(s). These courses will not appear on the transcript nor will they count as credits attempted.

Withdrawing from the first day of the semester through the fourteenth calendar day

Graduate students who have established attendance can withdraw from a course from day one of the semester through the fourteenth calendar day of the semester by completing an Add/Drop Form available from their advisor. If the fourteenth calendar day of the semester falls on a Sunday the deadline to withdraw will be that following Monday.  The Graduate Student Add/Drop form must be signed by the student, and the advisor prior to sending to the Registrar's Office for processing. These withdrawn courses will not appear on the student’s transcript nor will they count as credit hours attempted.

For financial consequences of withdrawing from a course from day one through day fourteen of a semester, refer to the institutional refund policy. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office to determine what financial penalty may be assessed as a result.

All deadlines are published in the college catalog and are also available on the “Current Students” page of the College website. A student’s enrollment status for the semester will be determined on the first day of the third week of the semester and shall be considered final for that semester unless the student withdraws from school or is granted a medical withdrawal.

Withdrawing from a course after the fourteenth calendar day of a semester

Graduate students who have established attendance may withdraw from a course after the fourteenth day of the semester through the end of week 13 of the semester.  If the fourteenth calendar day of the semester falls on a Sunday the deadline to withdraw will be that following Monday.

Graduate students must complete and sign an Add/Drop form available from their advisor. The Add/Drop form must be signed by the student and advisor and returned to the Registrar’s office for processing. A “W” will be assigned to the course and will appear on the transcript. The “W” will not be used in the calculation of the GPA, but will count as credits attempted. Students who have established attendance and withdraw from a course after the fourteenth calendar day of a semester will be charged 100% tuition. Excessive withdrawals can impact Satisfactory Academic Progress and jeopardize financial aid eligibility, so students are strongly encouraged to get both academic and financial aid advice before withdrawing from courses.

Course withdrawal deadlines are published in the College catalog and are available on the website on the "Current Students" page. Deadlines will be strictly enforced. Withdrawals are not permitted beyond the deadline. After the deadline, students will receive an earned grade as determined by the instructor.

Failure to attend class is not an appropriate method of withdrawing from a course. Non-attendance does not cancel the financial obligation to pay fees and tuition incurred at the time of registration for classes. Students will remain liable for any outstanding payments of tuition and fees due to the College.

For financial consequences of withdrawing from a course after the start of a semester, refer to the institutional refund policy. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office to determine what financial penalty will be assessed as a result of withdrawing from a course.

Medical Withdrawal

Goodwin College, upon request and with appropriate documentation, may medically withdraw students from their courses due to serious medical conditions that prohibit the student from completing their courses.  Students are required to complete a course withdrawal form with their advisor to withdraw from their courses.  He/she must also fill out and submit a petition form through the Goodwin College website at https://www.goodwin.edu/forms/petition/.  The request for withdrawal and relevant documentation must be received by the module or semester withdrawal date as indicated in the College catalog. In addition, Medical Withdrawals may affect a student’s Academic Progress. Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress section in this catalog.  Students will be notified via their Goodwin College email regarding the decision of the Medical Withdrawal once reviewed by the Record Review Committee (RRC).  Students who do not agree with the decision of the RRC may appeal to the Goodwin Appeal Board; please refer to the section on Appeals and Grievances.

Complete Withdrawal from College

Conditions may arise requiring the student to withdraw from the college by the withdrawal date indicated in the Graduate catalog. A student who wishes to withdraw from the college should:

  1. Obtain a Graduate Student Withdrawal Form from their academic advisor.
  2. Submit the completed form to the Registrar.

The official withdrawal date is the date the student officially initiates the withdrawal process.

Official notification to the college of a student’s intent to withdraw must be made to the Registrar. Notification of intent to any other school official is not recognized as an official notification of intent to withdraw.

If applicable, a revised tuition charge or refund will be calculated by the Business Office. If a student who withdraws has received financial aid, (s)he may be subject to the loss of some, or all, of the financial aid award. This may also result in the student having personal responsibility for repayment of financial assistance. Please refer to the College's Refund Policy.

Withdrawn graduate students must reapply to the College. Re-admitted graduate students must complete the academic requirements in effect in the catalog under which they are returning.