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How do I withdraw from a course?

The decision to withdraw from a course is a serious matter and should be made only after consulting with the course instructor and academic advisor. Be aware that withdrawal from a course may affect eligibility for financial aid. 

To withdraw from a course, the student and the class instructor must complete a withdrawal form and the instructor must submit it to the Office of the Registrar within 48 hours. A withdrawal (W) grade cannot be assigned without submission of the withdrawal form to the Registrar. Students cannot withdraw from classes during the final exam period. The type of withdrawal grade is determined by the date of withdrawal and is assigned as follows below.

A Withdrawal (W) Grade:
- will be assigned to students who officially withdraw from a class according to the withdrawal schedule below
- is not included in the computation of the grade point average
- may affect eligibility for financial aid

A Withdrawal Failing (WF) Grade:
- may be assigned if the student is failing the course or stopped attending class without officially withdrawing
- is a failing grade and is included in the computation of the grade point average
- may affect eligibility for financial aid

Withdrawal Schedule:
Fall and Spring semesters
- during the third through eighth week - W grade is assigned
- after the eighth week - W or WF grade may be assigned 

Cycle A, B, C, or D
- during the third through eighth class session - W grade is assigned
- after the eighth class session - W or WF grade may be assigned
Summer I, II, and III, and Intersession
- before second class session - W grade is assigned
- after second class session - W or WF grade may be assigned

The withdrawal period dates are listed in the Academic Calendar.  

The nursing department has additional rules governing course withdrawals. See the nursing section in the School of Health Professions section of the NYIT undergraduate catalog for more information.

If you have questions, please contact the Student Solutions Center at 516.686.7878 or e-mail askssc@nyit.edu.