A student desiring to withdraw from a course after the add/drop period must initiate withdrawal procedures by completing the withdrawal form and submitting it prior to the published deadline. Withdrawals are not official until the completed withdrawal form is received, approved and processed by Student Services or eServices. The student is solely responsible to ensure the accuracy of the course(s) and section number(s) from which he/she wishes to withdraw. Students cannot withdraw by phone or via the MySeminoleState portal.
The final withdrawal date shall be interpreted to mean the point by which midterm assessments are completed. This will be the day that is closest to, but not to exceed, 61 percent of the total class days for that class. Withdrawal deadlines for the term are published in the official College Catalog.
Students should be aware that a reduction in course load may jeopardize their athletic eligibility, financial aid, veterans benefits, standards of progress, and student visa status.
State Board Rule specifies that students are permitted a maximum of three attempts per course. Upon the third attempt, students must pay full cost of tuition. Students are not permitted to withdraw from the course and will receive a grade for that course.
Before the third attempt, students may withdraw without penalty from any course before the midpoint in the semester. Student withdrawals after this date are not permitted.
Faculty Withdrawal of Student Based on No Attendance (“No Show”): Procedure 4.0900 - Faculty Recording of Student Attendance (https://www.seminolestate.edu/policies-procedures/procedures/instruction/4.0900). A "No Show" is a student who has not physically attended a face-to-face class or has not engaged in an academic activity in an online class by the date published by the Registrar.
Faculty must report "no shows" on each grade roster on or before the third (3rd) college business day after the end of drop/add by entering the code of "W4" along with the last date of attendance. In the case of a 3rd attempt class, a “no show” is to be reported by posting an “F” with the last date of attendance.
The last date of attendance shall be the day before the first day of the term. For distance learning classes, attendance at mandatory orientation or participation in other academically related activities will be the determining factor for reporting the W4.
Faculty Initiated Withdrawal of Student from a Course (Adult Education and Vocational Careers Only): Procedure 4.0900 - Faculty Recording of Student Attendance (https://www.seminolestate.edu/policies-procedures/procedures/instruction/4.0900). After the add/drop deadline and prior to the last published date to withdraw from the course (Vocational), faculty may withdraw a student (assign a W2 grade) without warning, who has been absent from class exceeding ten percent (10%) of the scheduled class or activity time or lack time interactivity or responsiveness in a distance learning course with a defined attendance requirement. Faculty members must assign the withdrawal (W2) within 2 weeks of the student’s last date of attendance.
Withdrawal from the College: Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from all courses must follow the same procedures as students who are withdrawing from one course. Failure to follow procedures may cause a student to fail courses unnecessarily. Students who withdraw after the published add/drop period are not eligible for a refund.
Medical Withdrawal from Classes: Procedure 4.0705 (https://www.seminolestate.edu/policies-procedures/procedures/instruction/4.0705). Emergency or extraordinary medical circumstances occur that are out of the student’s control, resulting in students not being able to demonstrate mastery of the student learning outcomes and/or meet attendance requirements identified in the course(s) for which they are enrolled. When this is the case, the student can request a medical withdrawal from one or more classes when experiencing a serious illness or serious injury necessitating a medically necessary absence from the remainder of the semester, accruing no credit.
The “Medical Withdrawal Request Package” can be downloaded/printed using the following link: Medical Withdrawal Request Package.