Per a Niner Notice from Chancellor Gaber, the following information was shared with the campus community via email regarding temporary modification to policy due to COVID-19:

"Students who find it necessary to withdraw from a class during the semester will receive a grade of WE, withdrawal for extenuating circumstances. Students should consult an advisor before doing so and be aware of the enrollment requirements for financial aid." 

At this time, if you wish to withdraw you will need to login to your Banner Self Service account and utilize the option to self-withdraw from the desired class(es) for the Spring 2021 semester, specifically selecting the withdraw with extenuating circumstances option in the drop-down. This will not affect your self-withdrawal credit limit, as students will receive a grade of WE, withdrawal with extenuating circumstances, per Dr. Gaber's email. Please consider speaking with your academic advisor and Niner Central to discuss any implications. Please note that it may take at least one business day for the WE to reflect on your account. The deadline to complete this request is March 25, 2021, which is the Spring 2021 semester self-withdrawal deadline. 

Please note: If you need to request a WE after the self-withdrawal deadline, you should submit an academic petition via your Banner Self-Service account. Brief instructions are located here.

While a student may have every intention of completing the semester, Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS) understands that sometimes life happens and obstacles arise which prevent this from happening. There are many resources on and off campus to assist students when these obstacles and issues arise, however; there may be a need for a student to step away from the university when they are unable to handle their coursework due to the extenuating circumstance(s). A withdrawal due to extenuating circumstance is a withdrawal granted to those students who have experienced an event outside of their control that has impacted their academic life.

Students can explore various options including a partial withdrawal with extenuating circumstances, which is one or more classes; or a full withdrawal with extenuating circumstances, which is the entire course load for the semester.

Please review all information regarding polices, procedures, implications and deadlines prior to submitting the request form that meets your specific needs. It is important to note the potential impact that a withdrawal may have on a student such as, but not limited to: financial aid, housing, health insurance, meal plan, veteran benefits, visa status, athletic status and/or academic implications. Be sure to meet with the appropriate campus representatives to review your situation. Students are responsible for adhering to deadlines regarding the Withdrawal with Extenuating Circumstances process. It is important to meet posted deadlines to ensure full and timely consideration of your request.