2014-2015 Catalog

Withdrawal from a Course

Students may drop a course during the first two weeks of a semester (or during a corresponding time for summer sessions) without having any entry made on the permanent record. After this time, students receive a grade of W and are financially responsible for the course.

Withdrawal from a course anytime after the last withdrawal date until the end of the course requires the approval of the instructor of the course. Approval is based on evidence of extenuating circumstances other than academic difficulty in the course.

Students who do not follow the official procedures, but stop attending classes, receive a grade based on the work completed as compared to the total course requirements.

Additional information on options and procedures for withdrawing from a course is available from the Records Office or the Office of Student Life or online at www.ric.edu/recordsoffice/standards.php.