Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Withdrawal From Classes

Students desiring to withdraw from one or more classes before the midpoint of the term may do so by:

  • Completing a Request to Withdraw at the Registrar's Office
  • Or withdrawing through the Web-based registration system
  • Or by sending a signed fax or letter to the registrar's office

After doing so, the student will be assigned a grade of "W" for those course(s). While a grade of "W" does not count in the student's cumulative grade point average, it does count in attempted hours for financial aid purposes and could affect a student's eligibility for aid if there are repeated withdrawals.

Refunds associated with withdrawals are made only in the case where a student withdraws completely from all classes for a term.

Refunds are based on the date of the withdrawal and are pro-rated. By University System of Georgia rule, refunds are not initiated for withdrawing from a portion of registered classes.

Withdrawing After the Mid-Point

Students who withdraw after the midpoint of the term are not eligible for a grade of "W" except in cases of hardship or extenuating circumstances as approved by the faculty. (See Administrative Procedures for instructions.) Students withdrawing after the withdrawal deadline date receive a grade of "WF" for the course(s), which counts the same as an "F" for grade point purposes.