Full Withdrawal Process

STUDENTS WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE FALL 2019 SEMESTER WHO DO NOT GO THROUGH THE PETITION TO RETURN PROCESS BY THE AUGUST 1ST DEADLINE (IF THEIR WE IS APPROVED) WILL HAVE THEIR CLASSES DROPPED AND THE REGISTRATION HOLD WILL NOT BE REMOVED.

Please Note: Student Assistance and Support Services only handles current term withdrawal with extenuating circumstances (WE) requests! Students wanting a WE for a previous term must submit an academic petition through their Banner Self Service account.

Below are the steps that a student needs to take to start the process of withdrawing with extenuating circumstances:

  • Discuss your intent with your academic advisor
  • Fill out the request to withdraw form (links below) and see Important Deadlines
  • Gather and submit supporting documentation to the Office of Student Assistance and Support Services. View information on supporting documentation  Students are responsible for submitting the most updated form.  We are accepting the "Revised December 2018" version which can be found on our withdrawal wesbite.
  • Call 704-687-0289 to schedule a consultation (either on the phone or in person) with the Assistant Director for Withdrawal Services (required for all students requesting a Full WE)

Submit a Full Withdrawal with Extenuating Circumstances (all of your classes)

Please note that requests will not be processed until the student has a consultation with the Assistant Director for Withdrawal Services and has submitted all supporting documentation. Applications are reviewed by the Withdrawal Committee and any determinations will be communicated through email. If approved, the WE will be effective on the date that the request form was received. All students who are approved for a full withdrawal for a term will have a withdrawal tag placed on their registration account. This tag will prevent a student from registering for classes. When the student is ready to re-enroll in classes they will need to petition to re-enroll in classes. Following review of the petition to return and the individual circumstances surrounding the student’s WE (including medical documentation, if relevant), the Withdrawal Committee will determine whether the student may re-enroll in classes, and if so, which term the student may enroll.  All decisions regarding a petition to return are conducted on a case-by-case basis and are based on criteria being met and the time of the semester the student withdraws (pending set deadlines).

Important Information: Please note that once the semester ends (last day of classes) the Dean of Students office will not accept any requests for withdrawal with extenuating circumstances. At that time students will need to submit an Undergraduate Academic Petition online to begin the process.

REQUESTS THAT DO NOT MEET CRITERIA:

If the student submits a Full Withdrawal for Extenuating Circumstances request and it does not meet criteria, the student will be emailed to Self-Withdraw from their classes in their Banner Self Service using their withdrawal credits.  If the student does not have sufficient withdrawal credits or the Self-Withdrawal Deadline has passed (March 19, 2019), they will need to submit an Academic Petition to their academic college which is also found in Banner Self Service.