Petitioning for late withdrawal
On rare occasions University Division students are faced with extraordinary circumstances like extended illness or equivalent distress that make it extremely difficult to drop a class by the Auto-W Deadline or that impede success in a class after the Auto-W deadline. In these rare situations a student may petition for approval for a late withdrawal from the course.
Poor performance in a course does not qualify as an urgent reason for requesting a late withdrawal.
If you have an extraordinary circumstance and would like to petition for a late withdrawal in one or more courses, the first step is to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.
If your advisor is not available, you may schedule an appointment with another University Division advisor by using the "Schedule with someone else" link in the Student Appointment Scheduler. If you are not able to find an appointment, contact University Division Advising to be scheduled with an advisor.
Your academic advisor will consult with you on the process to submit a late withdrawal petition, as well as potential impacts.
All petitions must be approved by the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the W grade must be approved by the course instructor and the chairperson of the department in which the course is offered.
If you need to do a total withdrawal from all classes, please see the Withdraw from All Subjects procedures.