If you find it necessary to withdraw from a class or the college, you must drop your class(es) online or complete the necessary forms at the Registration Office within the specified time period.
The withdrawal is effective on the date the completed forms are received. 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. For summer quarter deadlines, see the Important Dates & Deadlines Calendar.
- A class officially dropped before the tenth day of instruction will not appear entered on your transcript.
- After the tenth 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 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.
- For classes meeting 1 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 1 day class meeting. Requests for exceptions to the Withdrawal Policy for 1 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 1-day courses are allowed after the class has met.
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 on available 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 to be used 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: