Withdrawal from the Semester
The University recognizes that circumstances may arise that require a student to
cease class attendance prior to the end of the semester. Listed below are procedures and important
information on official withdrawal that students must follow to ensure they can return to ISU
(or transfer to another college).
"Official withdrawal" involves the student withdrawing from all classes for which he/she is
registered as well as notifying appropriate administrative officials of his/her decision to
leave the campus. If a student leaves without properly processing a withdrawal, the absences from
class and from the campus will be justification for the grade of "F" to be assigned for the courses
in which the student is enrolled.
The student is not officially withdrawn until he/she has completed the withdrawal procedures.
For undergraduate students, official withdrawal from enrollment must be initiated in the Office of
Registration and Records, Parsons Hall, Room 009, or by calling (812) 237-2020. Students seeking to withdraw
must complete a withdrawal authorization form.
Questions concerning withdrawal from enrollment should be directed to the Office of Registration and
- Refunds of fees. For information on refund of fees, refer to the registration instructions published on-line each semester and summer session.
- Residence hall contracts. Withdrawal from enrollment results in cancellation of the
residence hall contract; however, students are responsible for contacting Residential Life
if they are not planning to return to the University. Residence hall students should review the terms and
conditions of their residence hall contract.
- Refunds and repayments of assistance. Students who withdraw (officially or unofficially) from all of their
classes before a semester is completed may be required to repay some or all of their financial aid. For further information and assistance, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.
- Grade determination. Grade determination for students who officially withdraw from the University during a
fall or spring semester is established as follows. From the first through the tenth week of classes, no grades are assigned for
processed withdrawals. Beyond the tenth week, if the work is failing at the time of withdrawal, the grade of "W" will be given.
The "W" grade will not be included in calculation of the grade point average and may be assigned only when students have officially
withdrawn from enrollment after the tenth week of the term.
- Withdrawal following priority scheduling. Students who participate in priority scheduling must
initiate an official withdrawal in accordance with the procedures described above if they elect not to
attend any classes during the session for which priority scheduling was accomplished. An official
withdrawal must be completed for the semester for which the student has priority scheduled even
if he/she has withdrawn from the previous semester. The refund of fees will follow the schedule of
refunds contained in the registration instructions, published on-line each semester and summer session.
- Official withdrawal during a summer session. All procedures concerning withdrawal are carefully
explained in the registration instructions,
published on-line each semester and summer session. See these publications for details regarding grading, refund provisions, and calendar limits.
Office of Registration and Records
Parson Hall 009
200 North 7th Street
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Last updated: 9 January 2014
The Catalog of Indiana State University is
the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the Catalog supersede information
issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to
change the requirements at any time. The right to correct errors is also reserved.