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 withdrawal that graduate students must follow to ensure they can return to ISU (or transfer to another college). 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.

IMPORTANT: Students who wish to drop the last course of a semester (or all of their courses) must complete a withdrawal form. This will withdraw the student from the semester but not from the University. Students who withdraw may return to ISU without reapplying for admission if they are in good standing and enroll in courses within two calendar years. Students who withdraw during their first semester will need to contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies to update their term of entry.


Withdrawal Procedures

Graduate students who wish to withdraw from all ISU classes must complete and submit this withdrawal form to the Office of Registration and Records.


Important Information

  • 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will not be included in calculation of the grade point average and may be assigned only when students have officially withdrawn from enrollment after the tenth week of the term.
  • Graduate assistantship and scholarships/fee waivers. For withdrawal information, refer to these guidelines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Contact

Office of Registration and Records
Parson Hall 009
200 North 7th Street
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
(812) 237-2020
ISU-ORR@mail.indstate.edu


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.


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Contact

Office of Registration and Records
Parson Hall 009
200 North 7th Street
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
(812) 237-2020
ISU-ORR@mail.indstate.edu