After the Add/Drop period ends, students have the option to withdraw from courses, until the Withdraw Deadline (listed in the Academic Calendar).
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Neither withdrawn nor dropped courses count toward GPA.
How to WithdrawStudents can withdraw from a course by completing a withdrawal form (available in the Registrar's Office), obtaining the signature of their academic advisor, and returning the completed and signed form to the Registrar's Office in the Cavalier Express Center.
Alternately, they can complete an online withdrawal request.
This is only a request and must be approved by an advisor and processed.
It is recommended that students continue to attend class until the withdrawal request is approved.
Confirmation that the request has been approved, as well as advisor approval, will be sent students via their Cabrini email account.
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.
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).
The Office of Academic Affairs may administratively withdraw a student on academic probation who is not making progress toward achieving good standing.
The Office of Academic Affairs may administratively withdraw a student who has been temporarily or permanently removed from the College for any disciplinary reasons.
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.