Graduate Bulletin

Fall 2022

Withdrawal from the University

The process of withdrawing from the University is a formal procedure that the student must initiate. A student finding it necessary to withdraw from the University must submit a letter of intention to the graduate program director and the Graduate School.

• Students may withdraw from the University up to the last day of classes; however, financial liability to the University still remains. Permission may be granted by the Graduate School by submitting a completed Retroactive Withdrawal form, which can be downloaded at

• Students are urged to discuss all withdrawals with their graduate program director and academic advisor before such an action is taken. International students must discuss withdrawals with an international student advisor before initiating the process as a withdrawal may jeopardize their immigration status.

• A student who leaves the University without obtaining an official withdrawal may forfeit the privilege of honorable withdrawal and endanger prospects of readmission to the Graduate School. Such students will be reported as having failed all courses for which they were registered the semester they left the University.

More information regarding access to systems after taking a leave of absence or withdrawal from the University can be found here.