The deadline for
withdrawing from courses is mid-afternoon on Monday November 1
To decide whether to
withdraw from a course or not you should consider the following points:
-Withdrawing from one or
more courses will not affect your status as a full time student for the rest of
this semester. You will still be
considered a full time student if, because of withdrawing, your course load
goes below 12 credits.
-If you withdraw from a
class a W appears on your transcript and that course is no longer part of your
-If you have financial
aid, withdrawing from a single course will most likely not affect your financial
aid, however you should check with the Student Financial Services Office, 233 Waterman Building: http://www.uvm.edu/~stdfinsv/.
-If, however, you had
enrolled in five three-credit courses (15 credits total), and you decided to
withdraw from FOUR of these courses, you would still be considered a full time
student for this semester and your financial aid would not be affected right
away. However, the funding agency will
probably take notice that you withdrew from four courses and your financial aid
may be reduced or taken away for future semesters. And, you would almost certainly have to take
an additional semester’s worth of courses to make up the four that you withdrew from.
-Good reasons for
withdrawing would include situations beyond your control that prevent you from
attending or doing well in a course (Medical issues, death in your family,
-It is generally a good
idea to talk to your professor(s) and your academic advisor to see how you are
doing in a course before deciding to withdraw.
The form for withdrawing
is available here: http://www.uvm.edu/~rgweb/forms/download/wdform.pdf
The CALS Student Services
Office (second floor Morrill Hall) can help with form signatures and
advice. Please contact Rose Laba (firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-656-0289)