Withdrawal from Courses

After the add/drop deadline, a students may elect to withdraw from a course and have a grade of “W” recorded on the transcript. To withdraw from a course, the student must complete a form, available from the Registrar’s Office, and have it signed by their academic advisor, coach, (if applicable) and instructor before returning it to the Registrar’s Office. The Academic Calendar provides the date of withdrawal. 
Campus Withdrawal Process: Should the student want to withdraw from the institution and receive a grade of “W” in all courses, they must report to the Registrar’s Office to receive a withdrawal form. The withdrawal form must be signed by the following college personnel or their designees: the Director of Admissions, Vice President of Student Life, Director of Financial Aid, Resident Director (if a residential student), Academic Advisor, Library Director, Registrar, and the Student Account Coordinator. The completed form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office before 5 PM on the last day to withdraw as shown in the Academic Catalog. Refunds will be made where applicable. Students who officially withdraw from Sterling College will not be permitted to eat in the cafeteria or live in the residence halls after their official withdrawal date except by written permission of the Vice President of Student Life. The last official date to withdraw from the College is the same as the last date to withdraw from courses. Students who withdraw prior to the end of an academic term, beyond the established withdrawal date, and do NOT follow the procedures outlined above and leave the college without notification will receive the grade of “F” in all courses enrolled in that semester, and will be administratively withdrawn by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Online Student Withdrawal Process: Students need to process the withdrawal/add drop form online and provide a written notification to the Registrar’s Office requesting to be withdrawn from classes and/or program. Financial aid, tuition, and fees may be affected.

More information about the withdrawal process can be found in the Academic Catalog.