Withdrawing from a course is different from dropping during Add/Drop week, because it counts as an attempted class. Therefore, there is no refund, and a grade of “W” is given for the course. The withdrawn course will show up on your transcript, and it can have negative financial aid implications.
Items to know before you withdraw
- Withdrawing will affect your financial aid status if:
- You fall below half-time status (6 credits)
- Your completion rate falls below 67 percent (for both the current semester and your overall academic career)
- You will not receive a refund for the course(s) from which you withdraw.
- Withdrawing does not affect your academic GPA for the term.
- You are only permitted two withdrawals per course.
Withdrawing from courses can result in a loss of financial aid and a return of Title IV Funds (which the borrower must pay back). Read more at Financial Aid: Withdrawing from Classes.
When you can withdraw
Withdrawal deadlines and dates can be found in the College Catalog Academic Calendar.
How to withdraw
- Visit a Student Success Specialist on any campus
- Sanford/Lake Mary Campus: Student Center-2nd Floor
- Altamonte Springs Campus: ALT-113
- Heathrow Campus: HEA-117
- Oviedo Campus: OVF-101
- Complete the online withdrawal form, or...
- Download the print the withdrawal form and submit to a Student Success Specialist at any campus. Do not fax.