Situations sometimes arise in the course of a semester that make it necessary for a student to take a formal break from her studies here. This occurs most commonly when a student is ill and will need to take a medical leave. But there may be other situations (for example, the serious illness of a close family member) that also make a leave advisable. Whenever a student needs to withdraw in the middle of the semester, her transcript will include the courses in which she had been enrolled but will list a “WD” in place of a final grade. A “WD” does not affect a student’s GPA, and it is not viewed as a “bad grade.” It indicates that the student was involved in a serious situation that was out of her control. Students withdrawing in the course of the semester will be required to complete a re-enrollment application.
To request permission to withdraw mid-semester, a student should meet with her dean, who will discuss the situation and expectations for what the student should accomplish during the leave. The dean will also file a Notice of Departure for the student. If a student is unable to meet in person, the dean files the Notice of Departure within 5 business days of notification. A student who withdraws in the course of a semester may be eligible for partial refund of tuition.
Dorms open for returning students at 9:00am