The withdrawal is effective on the date the Registration Office receives the Change of Registration Form from the student with photo ID, or the date the Registration Office receives the online request to drop/withdraw.
You should not assume you will be dropped for non-attendance or non-payment.
The following policies and procedures apply to withdrawals for fall, spring and winter quarters:
A class officially dropped before the 10th business day of the quarter will not appear entered on your transcript.
Beginning the 11th business day and through the eighth week of the quarter, classes formally dropped will be posted to your transcript with a withdrawal grade of "W."
No withdrawals will be accepted after the Friday of the eighth week of the quarter.
For classes with unusual start and end dates, no withdrawals will be accepted after 80% of the class meetings have occurred.
Classes that begin the first week of the quarter but run short (do not last the whole length of the quarter) follow the same refund and withdrawal deadlines as regular-length classes (10 weeks; 8 weeks summer). If the class that runs short ends before the last day to withdraw for the quarter, students must withdraw from the class before its last day.
Early-starting classes that begin before the quarter starts are treated the same as regular classes that begin the first week of the quarter. As long as the class has not ended, students may drop it during the first week of the quarter and receive a 100% refund of tuition/fees, even if the class ends the second week of the quarter.
For classes meeting one day only: If you believe that extenuating circumstances justify a withdrawal after the class has met, you may submit a Petition for Exception to the Withdrawal Policy Form at the Registration office. An instructor signature will be required to verify that you did not attend the first class meeting. Requests for exceptions to the Withdrawal Policy for one-day classes will be accepted up to 10 business days after the class has met. If approved, a student will receive a withdrawal grade of "W." No refunds for one-day courses are allowed after the class has ended for the quarter.
Students unable to withdraw by the end of the eighth week of the quarter due to extenuating circumstances should contact the Registration Office at 360-992-2183 for information about alternate options.
Under the guidance of the Registrar, students who meet the circumstances as stated on the Procedure for Administrative Withdrawal Request may request a withdrawal. This process is not intended for students who fail to meet the established refund guidelines, for sudden medical issues, death of an immediate family member or to initiate a refund for a student called to active military duty. Circumstances for consideration must include:
verifiable error on the part of a Clark College employee
miscommunication on the part of a Clark College employee that prevented a student from taking appropriate action
documentable misinformation about Clark College policies or procedures
Students may contact the Registration Office at 360-992-2183 for more information about an Administrative Withdrawal.