The last day to withdraw from fall 2017 classes is Friday, November 3rd.
If you are not doing well in one or more of your courses but would like to avoid a withdrawal, I recommend that you visit the Campus Learning Center as soon as possible for academic coaching, tutoring, and SI sessions if you aren’t already doing so- especially for math, chemistry, and biology courses. The Writing Center is another helpful VCU resource.
Please follow the instructions below if you are thinking about withdrawing from a class:
1. Before withdrawing from a class you are doing poorly in, you should read your course syllabus carefully and talk to your instructor about the situation- maybe there’s still a chance you can pull up your grade. You should also read more about VCU’s withdrawal policy on this page.
If withdrawing from a course will drop you down to “part time” status (below 12 credits) and you have financial aid concerns related to the withdrawal, please speak to a representative in the Student Services Center about this (go in person rather than emailing/calling if possible). I do not have access to your Financial Aid information.
2. Check to see if there is a hold on your record.
To check for holds on your account, log on to eservices. Go to Student→ Student Account→ View holds. Look under the “processes affected” column on that page. If “registration” will be affected, follow the “if you do have a hold on your record” instructions below to withdraw from a class.
- If you do not have a hold on your record, you can withdraw from classes through eservices until 11:59pm on Friday, November 3rd.To web withdraw from a class, go to Student→ Registration→ Add or drop classes. Select Fall 2017→ find the course(s) and select “Web Withdraw” on the drop down menu next to the course(s) you want to withdraw from. Scroll down on the page and click “submit changes”. Remember to double check your schedule afterwards and make 100% sure that you successfully withdrew from the course!
- If you do have a hold on your record, you must go to the Student Services Desk in Harris Hall and ask someone at the desk to withdraw you from the class(es) of your choice. This must be taken care of before 4:30pm on November 3rd (sooner is better!).
3. If for some reason you miss the withdrawal deadline, email me immediately. I may or may not be able to help, but the sooner you let me know about the mistake, the better.
Finally, please come meet with me to discuss a potential withdrawal, especially if it will affect your progress within the environmental studies major. You can make an appointment here or come to my walk in hours, which are held on Wednesdays from 1-3pm and Thursdays from 2-4pm. I will also be holding special walk in hours for withdrawal concerns on Friday, Nov. 3rd from 10am-noon and 1-3:30pm. I am located in room 107 of the Trani Life Sciences Building.