After the Add/Drop period ends, students have the option to withdraw from full‑term (15‑week) courses, until the Withdraw Deadline (listed in the Academic Calendar).
Students wishing to withdraw from condensed (less than 15‑week meeting period) courses should visit the Cavalier Express Center for withdraw options for these condensed courses.
For courses that start after the week of Jan. 12 or ending before the week of May 9, the deadline to withdraw is before 70% of the course meeting time has passed.
Withdrawing vs. Dropping
Withdrawals appear on transcripts as a "W" and count towards full‑time status for the purposes of financial aid or residency.
Dropped courses, however, do not appear on transcripts, and do not count toward full‑time status.
Neither withdrawn nor dropped courses count toward GPA.
Before You Withdraw from a Course
Consider how withdrawing will impact plans for graduation and beyond.
Remember financial aid status.
Know that dropping below 12 credits could impact status for housing or as a student-athlete.
Consider the additional costs to enroll in classes during the summer or for an extra semester.
Talk to your professor. Ask to meet so you can discuss your grades and determine whether or not you have a possibility of passing the course.
Meet with your academic advisor.
How to WithdrawStudents can withdraw from a course by:
Important: Do not stop attending and participating in class until your withdrawal is approved.
Students who need to leave the College for extended periods of time may be eligible for withdrawal from all courses.
Please contact your academic advisor or the Office of Academic Affairs for more information.
Check ahead to make sure you don't have any holds on your account.
Administrative WithdrawalsThe Office of Academic Affairs may administratively withdraw a student who is not attending class after being initiated by the Registrar’s Office or individual instructors.
Administrative withdrawals occur under certain circumstances:
The Registrar’s Office may initiate the withdrawal when notified that students never attended class during the add/drop period.
Individual instructors may initiate the withdrawal when a student misses more than 20 percent of a course’s scheduled meetings (excluding intercollegiate games and tournaments at which students are officially representing Cabrini College).
Individual instructors may initiate the withdrawal at any time during the semester through the online warning system.
Administrative withdrawals from the College are recorded with an “AW.”
The College refund policy applies to administrative withdrawals. Students who wish to appeal their administrative withdrawal may do so in writing to the dean for academic affairs.
The Academic Review Board will evaluate the progress of all students receiving an “AW” in any semester.