ASU has a Course Withdrawal policy in place for students who are not succeeding in one or more classes. This may be due to reasons such as: not understanding course content, time management, or taking a high number of classes. Some students elect to withdraw from a class to avoid failing and to focus on other classes. It is better to withdraw from a course then to fail it.
Before you withdraw, double-check the following:
- You are not jeopardizing a scholarship or financial aid package or student health package or insurance package that requires you to earn a certain number of hours this semester or during the 2011-2012 academic year.
- International Students must remain full-time (12 semester hours) to maintain visa status.
- If you are planning to withdraw from a class this semester that is a pre-requisite for a class for spring semester, you will need to adjust your academic plans.
- Students who want to withdraw from a class after November 2 must withdraw from all classes (complete withdrawal*).
Please feel free to send an email or make an appointment with an advisor if you are unsure whether a withdrawal is the best option for you.
How to withdraw from a class: Go to MyASU > Registration > Drop/Withdraw. Check the box next to the course you wish to withdraw and follow the steps for processing this transaction.
* Students who are considering a Complete Withdrawal should meet with their academic advisor first. Students cannot process a Complete Withdrawal through MyASU; students must go to the Registrar’s Office (in person) to process a Complete Withdrawal. The deadline for a Complete Withdrawal is December 6. Withdrawals will show on your transcript as a “W.” The “W” will not factor into your GPA, it merely shows that you withdrew from a course(s).