Program Changes: Dropping Classes
Classes may be dropped without instructor's approval. Withdrawal from a class or classes must be iniatiated by the student by the appropriate deadline date by using WebSMART during published service hours, in person at the Office of Admissions and Records, by mail, or by fax at (650) 574-6506 (including the student's signature). Withdrawal requests must be postmarked or faxed by the appropriate deadline date as published in the Schedule of Classes.
When utilizing WebSMART to drop a class, it is important to keep a copy of the transaction as a receipt.
A student who stops attending class may not be dropped from the roll by the instructor, and therefore may receive a penalty grade of F or NP. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw officially following prescribed timelines and procedures. A student who does not withdraw in accordance with established procedures will receive a grade of F or NP.
A student may withdraw from a semester-length class during the first four weeks of instruction and no notation will be made on the student's academic record. In courses of less than a regular semester's duration, a student may withdraw prior to the completion of 30% of the scheduled class meetings and no notation will be made on the student's academic record.
After the fourth week of instruction, a student may withdraw from a semester-length class, whether passing or failing, at any time through the end of the fourteenth week of instruction (or 75% of term, whichever is less); a W grade will be recorded on the student's academic record. In courses of less than a regular semester's duration, a student may withdraw prior to the completion of 75% of the scheduled class meetings; a W grade will be recorded on the student's academic record.
A student who must withdraw for verifiable extenuating circumstances after the deadline (i.e. personal illness, automobile accident, death or severe illness in the immediate family or other severe physical or emotional hardship) may submit a petition to the Office of Admissions and Records for an exception to this policy. Any extenuating circumstance must be verified in writing (i.e. letter from physician, official accident report, obituary notice, etc.) Petition forms are available from and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records, Building 10, Room 360, (650) 574-6165.
The academic record of a student who remains in class beyond the time periods set forth above must reflect an authorized symbol other than W (see: Grades, GPA, and Grading Symbols)
A student failing to follow established withdrawal procedures may be assigned F or NP grade by the instructor.