Course Drop/Course Withdrawal

A student may drop a course any time before 10% of the contact hours for that course have been completed by notifying the Registrar via Platt College email, in person, or in writing.  Once a student has notified the Registrar of his/her intent to drop a course prior to 10% of the contact hours for that course have been completed, the Registrar will send official documentation to the student that must be completed and signed by the student in order to drop the course.  If a student drops a course prior to 10% of the contact hours, then the course does not appear on the student's transcript, the student is not charged for the course, and that enrollment in the course does not factor into the maximum number of enrollments being two in any one course in the program.

After 10% of the contact hours for a class have elapsed, a student must withdraw from the course by notifying the Registrar via Platt College email, in person, or in writing.  Once a student has notified the Registrar of his/her intent to withdraw from a course, the Registrar will send official documentation to the student that must be completed and signed by the student in order to withdraw from the course. A student may withdraw by email, in person, or in writing from a course at Platt College by 12 noon MST on or before Friday of the 11th week of the quarter. 

If a student was making satisfactory progress at the time of the withdrawal, the student will receive a grade of “WP” (Withdrawal While Passing). If the student was failing the course at the time of the withdrawal, the student will receive a grade of “WF” (Withdrawal While Failing). Satisfactory progress at the time of the withdrawal is determined by the course faculty. The student is considered enrolled in a course until the Registrar has been notified and any paperwork required has been completed. Failure to notify the Registrar will result in the student receiving a failing grade for the course and affect the student’s GPA. Students will be charged for a course if they withdraw after 10% of the contact hours for a class have elapsed.   A grade of "WA" means administrative withdraw.  This is used when a student was enrolled in a class and attended at least once but stopped attending the class without (1) dropping the class prior to the drop/add period (first 10% of the quarter) or (2) officially withdrawing from the course through the Registrar's office. 

Although grades of “WP,  WF, and WA,” do not affect the student’s GPA, they are permanently recorded on the student’s transcript.  Students may withdraw from courses up until and through the tenth week of each quarter.  Withdrawals cannot be made during finals week. A student who withdrawals from a course is charged for the course regardless of withdrawal reason.

Platt College is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals; however, we realize that sometimes circumstances may arise that prevent students from successfully completing coursework as planned. Dropping or withdrawing from a course can have financial and academic implications that should be taken into consideration when making this decision.

Is withdrawing the best option?

This decision can potentially impact your academic and financial aid standing and should only be done if it is your only option. The first thing you can do before withdrawing from a class is talk with your faculty member.

Your faculty member can review your progress in a specific course based on the grading criteria stated in the syllabus and your participation and grades earned to date. 

The Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator can also assist students in using SMARThinking tutorial service, provided for students 24/7.

Another consideration students need to review before withdrawing from a course is that according to Policy 02:24:00 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), a student may only enroll in any one course a maximum of two times regardless of the reason for enrollment/re-enrollment (failure, withdraw (WP, WF, WA), and LOA).    

What is the difference between a course drop and a course withdrawal?

 If a student drops a course prior to 10% of the contact hours, then the course does not appear on the student's transcript, the student is not charged for the course, and that enrollment in the course does not factor into the maximum number of enrollments being two in any one course in the program.

A course withdrawal occurs any time after 10% of the contact hours for that course have been completed.  If a student was making satisfactory progress at the time of the withdrawal, the student will receive a grade of “WP” (Withdrawal While Passing). If the student was failing the course at the time of the withdrawal, the student will receive a grade of “WF” (Withdrawal While Failing). Satisfactory progress at the time of the withdrawal is determined by the course faculty. The student is considered enrolled in a course until the Registrar has been notified and any paperwork required has been completed. Failure to notify the Registrar may result in the student receiving a failing grade for the course and affect the student’s GPA. Students will be charged for a course if they withdraw after 10% of the contact hours for a class have elapsed.   A grade of "WA" means administrative withdraw.  This is used when a student was enrolled in a class and attended at least once but stopped attending the class without (1) dropping the class prior to the drop/add period (first 10% of the quarter) or (2) officially withdrawing from the course through the Registrar's office. 

Although grades of “WP,  WF, and WA,” do not affect the student’s GPA, they are permanently recorded on the student’s transcript.  Students may withdraw from courses up until and through the tenth week of each quarter.  Withdrawals cannot be made during finals week. A student who withdrawals from a course is charged for the course regardless of withdrawal reason.

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