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 am Add/Drop Form available on the Registrar’s website. The Graduate Student Add/Drop form must be signed by the student, Financial Aid and/or the Business Office 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 These withdrawn courses will not appear on the student’s transcript nor will they count as credit hours attempted.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.

Graduate students must complete and sign an Add/Drop form available on the Registrar’s website. The Add/Drop form must be signed by the Financial Aid Office and/or the Business Office 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 a student from their courses due to serious medical conditions that prohibit the student from completing his/her courses. Documentation will be required from a physician on the college’s Medical Withdrawal form. The request for withdrawal and relevant documentation must be received in the Registrar’s Office by the semester withdrawal date as indicated in the college catalog. In addition, Medical Withdrawals may affect a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress; please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress section in this catalog. Medical Withdrawals will be reviewed by the Records Review Committee (RRC); please refer to the Appealing Financial Aid /Finance Issues section under the Refund Policy. Graduate 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 the Registrar’s Office or the registrar’s website.
    1. Complete an exit interview with the program director either in person or over the phone.
    2. Discuss all financial obligations with a Financial Aid Officer either in person or over the phone.
    3. Confer with a Student Account Specialist in the Business Office either in person or over the phone.
  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, he/she 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.

Withdrawal/Refunds

Currently, Goodwin has the following procedures regarding refunds if a student withdraws from the college regardless of part-time or full-time status:

If a student submits a notice of withdrawal from the college prior to the first day of the semester, 100% of applicable tuition and fees for the course(s) withdrawn (less books purchases) will be refunded.

If an attending student officially withdraws from the college between day one and the 14th calendar day of the semester, 100% of total tuition, less $500 per course withdrawn (less fees and books purchased) will be refunded.

No refund of tuition or fees will be granted for withdrawing from the college after the 14th calendar day of the semester.

Goodwin has the following procedures regarding refunds if a student withdraws from the course(s) regardless of part-time or full-time status:

If a student withdraws from a course(s) prior to the first day of the semester, 100% of applicable tuition and fees for the course(s) withdrawn (less books purchased) will be refunded.

If a student does not establish attendance in any course(s) by the 14th calendar day of the semester, student will be withdrawn from the course(s). 100% of applicable tuition for the course(s), less $500 per course withdrawn (less fees and books purchased) will be refunded.

If an attending student withdraws from a course(s) from the first day through the 14th calendar day of the semester, 100% of applicable tuition for the course(s) withdrawn, less $500 per course withdrawn (less fees and books purchased) will be refunded.

No refund of tuition or fees will be granted for an attending student who withdraws from a course(s) after the 14th calendar day of the semester.