Students may withdraw from most classes through the eighth week of the quarter (fall, spring and winter terms).
For deadlines, see the Important Dates & Deadlines Calendar.
The withdrawal is effective on the date the Enrollment Services Office receives the Registration Form from the student with photo ID - OR - the date the Enrollment Services Office receives the online request to drop/withdraw.
You should not assume you will be dropped for non-attendance or non-payment.
Withdrawal Policies and Procedures for fall, spring and winter quarters
- A class officially dropped before the 10th business day of the quarter will not appear on your transcript.
- Beginning the 11th business day and through the eighth week of the quarter, classes formally dropped will post 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.
- One-day classes: If you believe that extenuating circumstances justify a withdrawal after the class met, you may submit a Petition for Exception to the Withdrawal Policy Form at the Enrollment Services Office. An instructor signature will be required to verify that you did not attend the class. 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." Refunds for one-day courses are available if the student withdraws prior to the first class session.
Students unable to withdraw by the end of the eighth week of the quarter due to extenuating circumstances should contact the Enrollment Services Office at 360-992-2183 for information about alternate options.
Under guidance of the Registrar, students who meet the circumstances as stated in 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 withdrawal deadlines. Circumstances for consideration must be:
- 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
- sudden medical emergency or death of an immediate family member that physically prevented a student from withdrawing during the established withdrawal guidelines
Students may contact the Enrollment Services Office at 360-992-2183 for more information
about an Administrative Withdrawal.