Registration Policies

College Responsibilities

Each student has the right to expect Bennett College to conduct its business and programs in accordance with the highest ethical, moral, and legal standards. In identifying the ethical and moral standards to be followed by the College, one need only refer to the basic principles and standards presented in the New Testament of the Bible. Bennett is a Christian institution, and it will maintain the highest standards of Christian ethics and morality in dealing with students. Individualism is paramount to an understanding of the ethical standards of Bennett College. Each student is considered a unique individual, divinely created, and capable of becoming better each day.

Academic Expectations

Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and to be in touch with their professors when an unavoidable absence occurs. Regardless of their other activities, students are responsible for completing all course requirements on time and to the best of their abilities. Furthermore, students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity, including the appropriate use and citation of the work and ideas of others.

Academic Standards

The minimum standard for satisfactory academic standing for all Bennett College students is a 2.0 (C) cumulative grade point average. A student with less than the required 2.0 grade point average at the end of her first semester will automatically be given an “Academic Warning.” A student with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of her second semester will automatically be placed on “Academic Probation.” A student with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of her third semester will be automatically “Dismissed” whether or not she has been previously placed on academic warning or probation.

An academically dismissed student may petition for readmission to the College.

If a student has been academically dismissed from the College twice, she becomes ineligible to apply for readmission to Bennett College for a period of three (3) years.

Course Registration Procedures

Registration as it relates to Bennett College: the following procedures must be completed in a satisfactory manner in order for a student to be classified as officially enrolled for a designated term.

Course Registration

Students will proceed with course registration following one of the procedures outlined below:

Early Registered Students

  • Must have completed Early Registration the previous semester.
  • Meet individually with faculty advisors to arrange and complete a Course Registration Proceed to BELLENET for online registration (twelve hours or more for fulltime students). Your course will sit in “Reserve” until your advisor views and approves the registration. Students who Early Registered for at least 12 credit hours can proceed to:
    • Residence Life
    • Business Office and/or Financial Aid for completion of the Early Registration Process. Completing Early Registration you are not required to return until the 1st Day of class (no fee will be imposed).

IMPORTANT ‐ Upon returning you must CHECK‐IN AT THE R.E.A.L. STATION (VERIFYING YOUR RETURN)

Enrollment is completed for a student to proceed to class when the above Check‐in stations are successfully cleared and an electronically validated identification card is issued or updated.

Students Who Did Not Early Register

  • Meet individually with faculty advisors to arrange and complete Course Registration and/or proceed to BELLENET for online registration. (12 hours or more for fulltime) Your course will sit in “Reserve” until your advisor view and approve.
  • Proceed to the Check‐in site (see below) for completion of the enrollment process (validation).

Fiscal Registration

  • Report to the Check‐in Site and complete/clear the following stations:
    • Check-in
    • Health Center
    • Course Registration
    • Residence Life
    • Financial Aid
    • Student Accounts/Cashier (payment of cost of attendance)
    • Student ID
    • Mail Center
  • Enrollment is completed for a student to proceed to class when all of the above Check‐in stations are successfully cleared and an electronically validated identification card is issued or updated.

Sequential Registration

A student can neither register for the second semester of a sequential course in which she has received a failing grade in the prior semester, nor enroll in a course without successfully completing prerequisites.

Course Overload

A minimum of 12 semester credit hours are required to be classified as a full‐time student. The full‐time designation is required for receiving state, federal and several other funding sources for student financial aid.

The College generally recommends a maximum semester course load of 16 semester credit hours. However, some curriculum patterns may require 17 to 18 semester credit hours. Although rarely suggested, special course overload privileges of up to 21 semester credit hours are extended to students whose overall grade point average is 3.00 or above. Any exceptions to the course overload requirements for a maximum of 21 credit hours in a given semester must receive the written approval of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Additionally, fees are required for any semester credit hours above 18. Students who have displayed outstanding academic excellence by maintaining a minimum overall grade point average of 3.50 are exempted from any additional charges for 19 to 21 semester credit hours.

Consortium

The Greater Greensboro Consortium is a program uniquely designed to expand the course options available to degree seeking students at Bennett College. All students can cross register for courses at seven other schools in the Greater Greensboro Consortium:

  • Elon University
  • Guilford College
  • The University of North Carolina—Greensboro
  • Greensboro College
  • High Point University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Guilford Technical Community College

Credits earned from consortium credits will apply towards the student enrollment at Bennett College and effects the student’s GPA. Student must be registered at home campus as more than half-time (9 hours) status.

All, rules, regulations and dead-lines apply at the host institution.

The high moral standards of personal behavior outlined in the Bennett College Code of Conduct are expected when attending classes within the consortium.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Enrollment in cross-registration consortium courses in the spring term of the senior year is prohibited.

Grades

Grade Quality Points per Semester Hour
A Excellent (90–100) 4
B Good (80–89) 3
C Average (70–79) 2
D Passing (60–69) 1
F Failure (59 and below) 0
FN Failure (Non-attendance) 0
I Incomplete 0
W Withdrawn 0
WP Withdrawal without Penalty 0 (effective fall 2008)
S Satisfactory 0

Computing the Grade Point Average

It is essential for a Bennett College student to know how to compute her grade point average (GPA) as it is an important part of academic standing assessment. A grade point average for students enrolled at Bennett College is based on work undertaken at Bennett College, approved course work taken at Greater Greensboro Consortium institutions, and approved course work at other institutions.

The semester grade point average is determined by dividing the total grade points earned by the credit hours attempted in a semester.

The cumulative grade point average is determined by dividing the total of all grade points earned by all credit hours attempted.

Incomplete Grades

An instructor may assign an incomplete grade (I) if the student's work in a course has been of passing quality but is incomplete due to circumstances beyond the student's control. The grade of I is given when a student has not taken her final examination at the scheduled time or has failed to complete some other requirement of a course for reason of illness or other emergency. An (I) Incomplete grade must be removed by the deadline of the semester following the one in which it is received, otherwise a grade of F will be recorded for the course.

A student who is not enrolled at the College during the semester following the one in which an incomplete was received has one (l) year to complete the work.

Removing an Incomplete

IMPORTANT: A student should not re-enroll in the course in order to remove an incomplete grade from her transcript!

To remove an incomplete, the student must:

  1. Complete the course work as agreed upon with her instructor by the completion deadline:
    • Incomplete Grade Received in the Fall Semester: Fifth week of instruction of following Spring Semester
    • Incomplete Grade Received in the Spring Semester: Fifth week of instruction of following Fall Semester
  2. Complete a change of grade form, there is no fee for this service.

Students should turn in the completed course work and see instructor, who will complete the process by completing a Change of Grade form to forward to the Office of the Registrar. A student may not hand carry a Change of Grade form to the Office of the Registrar herself. The change of grade form must be submitted by the instructor.

Failing Grades

  • A grade of F is recorded on the student’s record if she registers for a course, fails to attend, and does not officially drop the course.
  • A failing grade FN (non-attendance) is also recorded for a student dropped from a course for reason of excessive absences.
  • A failing grade is recorded when a student’s grade point average in a course is 59 points and below.
  • A grade of F is recorded when an Incomplete grade has not been removed by the specified deadline.
  • A failing grade is recorded when a student is suspended from the College for inappropriate behavior after the mid‐term grading period.

Changing Grades

It is assumed that the grades submitted to the Office of the Registrar represent the best judgment of professors with regard to student achievement. There are to be no changes in grades received in the Office of the Registrar except by the written approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Transcripts

A Bennett College transcript contains a student's entire academic history as well as degree conferral information. All Bennett College transcripts issued from the Office of the Registrar (OR) are official and contain the school's seal on each page of the security document. A transcript will contain the following information:

  • Name, College ID number
  • Program and major course of study, degree title, and conferral date
  • A complete listing of all courses (by term and date) taken at the College
  • A listing of all grades (by course) as well as a term grade point average and cumulative grade point average
  • Number of credits per course, term, and cumulative amount

Transcript Holds

A hold on a student's record prevents the release of a transcript. There may be several reasons for a transcript hold, including unresolved financial obligations. If you have a transcript hold, contact the Business Office at 336-517-2110.

How to Request a Transcript at Bennett College

All currently enrolled students and those who have recently graduated from Bennett College can request transcripts through BelleNet. Look for the My Student Center logo under Student Forms in BelleNet. All other alumnae and those who do not have access to BelleNet must complete and submit all transcript requests through the National Student Clearinghouse via the My Student Center {MSC}. A major credit card/debit card with Visa/MasterCard logo is required. Your credit card will be charged when your transcript request has been processed. Order updates will be emailed to you along with text messages (if text option is selected). You may also track your order online.

Change of Name or Address

In order for Bennett College to maintain accurate records and for the student to receive important and timely information from the College, it is imperative a student’s name and social security number is correct in our database. The student must notify the Office of the Registrar of any name changes (or a student identifies their name/SSN number is incorrect in our database) as soon as possible. Student may download a CHANGE OF NAME AND ID# FORM and complete the form with all appropriate documents and submit to the Office of the Registrar. For change of name and social security number, legal documentation is required.

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence is a type of withdrawal and is available for students wishing to take time away from the College with the intention of returning the following semester. The leave of absence status is especially helpful for recipients of federal financial aid because they are not considered to be withdrawn provided they do return and complete the following semester.

Students may apply for a leave of absence only during the last 60 days of the semester. A request for leave of absence must be submitted in writing and include the reason for the student’s request. There must be reasonable exception that the student will return from the leave of absence. All leave of absences must be approved. The leave of absence together with any additional leaves of absence must not exceed a total of 180 days in any 12-month period. Failure to return from the leave of absence will impact the student’s loan repayment term, including the expiration of the student’s grace period.

A student's return to the College is contingent upon the conditions outlined in Return to the College below.

Return to the College: Normally, a student may withdraw or take a leave of absence from the College only once during matriculation as an undergraduate. Students will be notified by the Office of the Registrar 30 days before the total 180 days allowed for a leave of absence has ended to confirm the student’s intent to register for the following term. Students who find it necessary to leave the College are required to petition the College Review Committee in order to return. Students who have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, with no previous withdrawal or leave of absence, are exempt from this requirement. Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence while on academic probation, or those returning from dismissal, are always required to petition the College Review Committee. Students are also required to complete a Reinstatement Advising Meeting with their Academic Advising Team before the petition will be considered by the College Review Committee.

Additional Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Information: The effective date of withdrawal or leave of absence for the purposes of refunds is the date the student completes the College Withdrawal or Leave of Absence form with ALL required signatures (to include Residence Life as applicable) and is received by the Office of the Registrar. The student should sign and date the Leave of Absence or College Withdrawal form after securing all appropriate signatures and upon delivery to the Office of the Registrar. Notation of withdrawal/leave of absence and the effective date will be posted to the student's academic record. Instructors and college offices will be notified of all withdrawn students. The deadline date for submitting the withdrawal for each semester is the last day of classes. Students should contact the Office of Admissions for readmission information.

The repeat policy will not apply to courses taken during the academic semester from which the student is officially withdrawn.

Course Withdrawal (Withdrawal without Penalty)

Bennett College will allow a withdrawal without penalty (WP) from a current semester course or courses within the stated time allotment as published in the college academic calendar (usually following the week of mid-term exams). Withdrawal of courses without penalty will be included in attempted hours, but excluded from all other grade point average calculations. The student must initiate this action by completing a Course Withdrawal (Withdrawal without Penalty) form in the Office of the Registrar by the stated calendar deadline.

Request for a withdrawal (withdrawals without penalty) from a course or courses after the stated deadline as listed in the current semester’s academic calendar (end of the tenth week of class) and prior to the end of the semester; requires a petition to the Office of the Registrar. Such petitions will not be granted without documentation of extenuating circumstances (medical, psychological, or administrative reasons). Withdrawals are indicated on the student's transcript by a report of W and will not affect the student's grade point average. Approvals or denials will be based on a formal review of the information provided to the designated Academic Officer of the Office of Academic Affairs.

To withdraw from a course from the second to the tenth week:

  • Meet with an advisor and pick up a Withdrawal form.
  • Bring it to the instructor for discussion and (if the instructor grants his or her approval) signature.
  • Return it to the Office of the Registrar by the Withdrawal deadline (usually following the week of mid-term exams).
In order to submit a petition to withdraw from a course after the stated time allotment published in the college academic calendar (end of the tenth week of class), the student should follow the above steps and, in addition:
  • Include a petition statement that explains the reasons for the student's request.
  • Submit the Withdrawal form, the petition statement, and any accompanying documentation to the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible.

Students should be aware that their petition may be denied.

Transfer Credit/Transient Student

Bennett College awards full credit in terms of semester hours and quality points for all courses that are satisfactorily completed during the academic year or summer sessions at approved institutions. Before taking a course at another institution, a student must receive the signatures of the program chair and the department director. The approval form must be completed and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and must be filed with the Office of the Registrar. A transcript of work completed must be filed with the Office of the Registrar when work is completed. Permission for a student to enroll in a course for transfer credit may be denied if the course is being offered at the home institution, and/or a home institution course can be substituted for the transfer course.

Transferable Credit Evaluation

Students who have completed courses at another accredited college or university may submit the official transcripts for evaluation and acceptance as transfer credit. The following will be considered by Bennett College in assessing the potential for credit acceptance:

  1. The Office of the Registrar will determine the courses and credits accepted as meeting general education requirements and transferable electives.
  2. Accepted transfer credits must have a minimum grade of C. Only transfer credit hours are added to the student’s record. The GPA is affected when any grades are received after official enrollment at Bennett College.
  3. Bennett College will accept only those courses equivalent in content to its courses or relevant to current academic subject areas.
  4. Bennett College will accept up to 36 credit hours of equivalent or comparable content transferable courses toward the general education requirements. All other transferable course work will initially be accepted as electives. The student’s major department has the discretion to accept any elective credit as a substitution based on course content for the required departmental degree program. Substitution forms must be completed by the student’s major department with appropriate signatures and submitted to the Office of the Registrar in order to have the elective transfer credit for degree program requirements officially considered.
  5. Independent of prior transfer credit hours accepted, a student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours at Bennett College.

Grade Forgiveness/Repeat Course

In this policy, “repeat” means to enroll in a course for which a grade has already been assigned.

After completing the Request Permission To Repeat A Course Form and obtaining all appropriate approval signatures, all previously completed courses in which grades below a C were earned will be forgiven. The grades of these courses will be shown on the transcript but will not be used in the calculation of the GPA and the hours will not be counted toward degree requirements. The recomputed GPA will be calculated from the courses in which grades of C or higher were earned. The Academic Renewal Policy allowing grade forgiveness may be used only once during a student’s academic career. In addition to the single usage of the policy, a student forfeits their eligibility to be recognized for academic honors (excluding Dean’s list) during matriculation and graduation.

A student cannot repeat a course for which he or she received an “I,” until the “I” is converted to a grade. If a grade of C or better was earned, the student should consult with her adviser to discuss the usefulness of repeating the course. A student who has received a grade of C or higher may only repeat a course with permission and only if the course is described in the current Academic Catalog as repeatable for credit. When a course has been repeated, all of the credits and grades earned are included when calculating the student's grade-point average. However, the course counts only once as a graduation requirement.

TRANSCRIPT EXPLANATION: Courses with an indicator of "R" in the Rpt column of the transcript will be included in the term and career total credits earned and GPAs. Courses with a "*" in the Rpt column will be excluded from the career total and cumulative GPAs but retained in the term totals.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal law establishes that all students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree to remain eligible for financial aid. All undergraduate students at Bennett College must meet the requirements as outlined under Financial Aid – Satisfactory Academic Progress I – IV.

Academic Renewal

The Bennett College Academic Renewal Policy provides previously enrolled students who have been absent from the College for at least three years to have the opportunity to pursue a single “fresh start” by forgiving all grades lower than a C that is calculated into the student’s grade point average. All grades remain as part of the student permanent record and are not removed. This policy is designed to facilitate the retention of previous students with an unsuccessful start by renewing their academic progress and encouraging them to complete their degree requirements at their home campus rather than seeking other options such as transferring to another institution.

Formerly enrolled students who have less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA and who have not been enrolled at Bennett College three years prior to applying for readmission are eligible to petition to the Office of Academic Affairs for academic renewal under the following conditions:

Students not enrolled at any higher educational institution three years prior to readmission:

The readmitted student must successfully complete two consecutive semester terms earning at least 24 credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for both consecutive semester terms, and maintain a satisfactory grade in ACES for both consecutive semester terms.

Students who have enrolled at other nationally accredited institutions during the three year absence from Bennett College:

The readmitted student must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 hours of transferable course work following their last enrollment date at Bennett College with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50.

Academic Dismissal/Reinstatement

Bennett College measures academic progress for each term throughout the student's enrollment. All students enrolled in credit courses at the College are required to meet the established standards for satisfactory academic progress. Students academically dismissed are considered not to be meeting the College’s minimum standards of academic progress. Students academically dismissed are required to discontinue enrollment for the next semester.

If there is a procedural error in grade assignment or in calculation of the student’s cumulative GPA, an appeal of academic dismissal may be made to the designated Academic Officer of the Office of Academic Affairs. This appeal must: a) be in writing, b) be accompanied by substantive evidence to support the appeal (e.g., a letter from an instructor confirming the error; documentation of a serious, intervening medical, psychological or personal issue), and c) be submitted no later than two weeks following the notice of academic dismissal. The appeal does not result in automatic reinstatement.

Reinstatement of Academically Dismissed Students

An academically dismissed student who provides new evidence of interest and determination to continue studies at Bennett College may apply for reinstatement after an absence of two full terms. Appeals for reinstatement should be submitted to the Office of Admissions, and an application for readmission should be submitted. Students who are reinstated will continue to be on probation until the cumulative GPA reaches or exceeds 2.0.

Procedure for Reinstatement

A student who wishes to be reinstated must submit a letter of appeal to the Office of Admissions describing why she wishes to return to Bennett College, and her activities during the dismissal period that would support a reinstatement decision. An example of such an activity would be completion of academic course work at a regionally accredited institution with grades of C or better. The student must also apply for readmission through the Office of Admissions. All applications for reinstatement to Bennett College will be reviewed by Academic Advising, Counseling Service, Financial Aid Office, Business Office, Residence Life, and Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President of Enrollment Management and the Office of Admissions.

Reinstatement Interview

For reinstatement to a fall semester, arrangements for a reinstatement interview must be made and the interview must take place between March 1 and July 1.

For reinstatement to a spring semester, the arrangements must be made and the interview must take place between October 1 and December 1.

To arrange a reinstatement interview, schedule an appointment with the Office of Admission.

Late requests for a reinstatement interview will be deferred to the following semester.

Graduation

Requirements

Bennett College confers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Interdisciplinary Studies. The College also has authority to confer the Associate in Arts degree. Professional certificates or any other related form of academic achievement beyond the associate or bachelor degrees are not offered.

The Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Interdisciplinary Studies degrees represent the satisfactory completion of at least 124 semester hours, an overall average of at least C (2.0) in each course that the student has taken to satisfy the requirements for graduation in her major field, and a grade of at least C in the English component of all required communication skills courses. All academic course work completed in LW 102 and MA 111A is not considered toward the minimum of 124 semester hours required for graduation.

A candidate for graduation is expected to demonstrate maturity, responsible citizenship, and well‐defined goals. To help with self‐evaluation, the College has adopted a comprehensive program of testing at entrance to the College and during the junior and senior years.

Graduation with Honors

Graduates who have completed at least 64 hours at Bennett College are eligible to graduate with honors.

LATIN HONOR REQUIRED CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE
Summa Cum Laude 3.80–4.0
Magna Cum Laude 3.60–3.79
Cum Laude 3.40 and 3.59

No academic honors are to be received at Graduation or Honors Convocation with an Unsatisfactory ACES grade.

Application For Degree

Undergraduate students are advised to file an Application for Degree with the Office of the Registrar during early registration the semester prior to graduation. Applicable fee should be paid when student is notified. The final deadline for filing each semester and summer session is published in the Bennett College Academic Calendar in this Catalog. Failure to meet the stated deadline will result in a delay in time of graduation.

Senior Essays

Effective October 2010, the Senior Essay will be major specific and housed in the individual departments. In the future, the essay will be directed in a Capstone Course in the major department and evaluated by a rubric to be determined in the various departments. After the departmental / division evaluation, essays will be forwarded to the Provost’s office by the end of March annually. This is a Graduation requirement at the Senior term of completion.

FORMAT: 500 ‐1000 Word typed essay (not to exceed five pages)

  • 12 font
  • Times Roman
  • 1” margins
  • Double Spaced

GUIDE: Describe how your major field of study has prepared you for graduate /professional school and /or the work place

  • What areas of your major field have been of particular interest to you?
  • What do you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses?
  • How have your studies in your major field prepared you for leadership?
  • How can your particular studies be applied to the resolution of global issues/problems?
  • Your future plans as a professional in the field?

A senior may participate in the commencement ceremony only if: (1) all grades are submitted; (2) She has met the minimum requirement of 124 earned credit hours with GPA average 2.0. (3) Completion of Senior Essay; and (4) Received passing score for Mathematics/English Competency exams.

Diploma Replication

All replication of diplomas will be printed in the most recent format and verbiage. Signatures displayed will be current position holders of the following: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, President of the College, and Registrar of the College. In addition, a disclaimer at the bottom of the replicated diploma will include the following statement: This diploma replaces the document originally conferred by Bennett College on _________________. Only the area of study, type of degree, and graduation date will be the same as the original document. There is a $30.00 fee for this service.

Academic Records of Returning Students

If a student who has left the college returns within a four‐year period after her last semester of previous enrollment, evaluation of her academic credits from her first enrollment will reflect the requirements that were in force at the time of her leaving. If a period greater than four years has lapsed since her last semester at Bennett, her academic credit evaluation will reflect the academic requirements that are in operation at the time of her return.

Residence Requirement

All candidates for degrees must take their last 32 hours in residence, except for students in special degree programs officially arranged by Bennett College.

Withdrawal (severe relationship with Bennett College)

A student wishing to withdraw from the College must complete a College Withdrawal Form. Completing a College Withdrawal Form the student is indicating her intent to effectively sever her relationship with the College. A grade of W is recorded for all courses in a student’s course schedule when the student leaves the College before the end of the term without successfully completing her courses. Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the College must confer with Academic Advising, Counseling Service, Financial Aid Office, Business Office, Residence Life, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Vice President for Student Affairs for completion of withdrawal plans. The student should sign and date the College Withdrawal form after securing all appropriate signatures and upon delivery to the Office of the Registrar. Notation of withdrawal and the effective date will be posted to the student's academic record. Instructors and college offices will be notified of all withdrawn students. The completed College Withdrawal form is filed in the student’s permanent record in the Office of the Registrar.

Unofficial Withdrawal

A student is classified as unofficially withdrawn from the College after being reported as never attending. Class rosters will be submitted by each course instructor to the Office of the Registrar in a given term to determine possible student unofficial withdrawal status during the following periods: first three weeks of instruction, mid‐term grading period (mid‐term grade roster with attendance), and the eleventh week of class. If an administrative withdrawal action is taken against the student, the Office of the Registrar will record a grade of WP (Withdrawal without Penalty) for all registered courses until the Last Day for Withdrawing without Penalty. All unofficial withdrawals following the Last Day for Withdrawing without Penalty with receive a grade of F for each registered course. The unofficial withdrawal date assigned will coincide with the date of the first submitted class roster reporting the student’s absenteeism.

For Freshwomen

  • Students are asked to indicate the appropriate reason and the effective date for their withdrawal. Student initiates the withdrawal process by meeting with an advisor within the academic advising center.
  • Student must meet with advisor to assess student academic record. Advisor signs form and asks student to confirm their information and intention to withdraw. A meeting with the Office of the Provost may be requested.
  • The withdrawal form is reviewed by Financial Aid Office; a Financial Aid representative to discuss the financial aid implications of leaving the College
  • Student must meet with Business Office to review account status.
  • The College Withdrawal form with appropriate signatures must then be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing. College Withdrawal is complete. Student receives confirmation from Office of the Registrar.

The process is not considered complete until student and Business and Financial Aid Offices (and Student Life for on campus students) signs final paperwork. Student should sign form after all signatures have been obtained and upon submission to the Office of the Registrar.

For Upperclasswomen

  • Students are asked that they indicate the appropriate reason and effective date for their withdrawal.
  • Students must then meet with their academic advisor to inform the advisor of their decision to leave the institution and obtain their signature.
  • International students are required to inform a representative of the International Students and Exchange Visitor Program (Registrar) of their decision to leave the institution and secure a signature.
  • Students must meet with a financial aid representative to discuss the Financial Aid implications of leaving the College.
  • Student must meet with Business Office to review account status.
  • The College Withdrawal form with appropriate signatures must then be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing.
  • Students who return from a withdrawal from the College must complete a Readmission form.

The process is not considered complete until student and Business and Financial Aid Offices (and Student Life for on campus students) signs final paperwork. Student should sign form after all signatures have been obtained and upon submission to the Office of the Registrar.