Course Repeats, Drops, and Withdrawals

Course Repeat

Students are permitted to repeat courses in which their final grades are “C” or lower. The maximum number of enrollments in any one course in the program is two regardless of the reason for enrollment/re-enrollment (failure, withdraw WP, WF, WA, and LOA). If a student is required to take a course that is a prerequisite to other courses, that course must be successfully completed before advancing to other courses. The student will be charged the full tuition rate at the time the course is repeated. The original failing grade will be calculated into the student’s cumulative GPA until the repeat has been completed. At that time, the previous failing grade will still be shown on the student’s transcript, however an indication that the course was repeated will be noted. Furthermore, the old grade will then not be used to calculate the GPA, only the new grade will be used to calculate the GPA. Students must complete their academic program within 1.5 times the total program length in duration or credit hours.

Course Drop

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. 

Course Withdrawal

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 classes 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.  A student who withdrawals from a course is charged for the course regardless of withdrawal reason.