Official Withdrawal: The student’s withdrawal date is based on the date that the college is provided with “official” notice of withdrawal. Official notice occurs when the Student Services Office, Bachelor’s Office, Distance Learning Office, School of General Studies Office, or any other school official is notified of intent to withdraw. Notification can be:
1. In person
2. By telephone
3. By letter
4. By email
5. By fax
The actual date of withdrawal for Return To Title IV (R2T4) purposes will be based on the best available academic information. See section on Retention of Financial Aid as a Result of Withdrawal.
The college strongly recommends an in-person visit so that withdrawal can be expedited. One-on-one counseling is provided which results in students being well informed regarding all the ramifications of their specific withdrawal which may include a delay in graduation, potential financial liability and/or potential loss of future financial aid due to academic pursuit requirements.
Unofficial Withdrawal: An unofficial withdrawal takes place when a student does not provide the college with official notification. In such cases, the date of withdrawal will be based on the best available academic record. Withdrawal dates for students who did not notify the college due to circumstances beyond their control will be given special consideration for an earlier withdrawal date based on appropriate third party documentation of their circumstances.