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Stop Before You Drop

We know that the changes brought about by COVID-19, both in your classes and your personal lives, are challenging. It's only natural to consider withdrawing from some or all of your classes.

However, before you do so, we want to make sure you have some conversations and understand implications, in order to make the best informed decisions.

Consider taking these actions before you process a course withdrawal. Find the last day to drop your class.

Let's Talk Before You Drop

If you're experiencing a financial emergency

If you're facing a financial emergency that's making you consider withdrawing from your class, apply to our Eliminating Barriers fund to see if we can help.

Talk to your professor

Make sure you understand how you're doing in the course, how final grades are being calculated, and the academic support resources available to you.

Talk to an academic advisor

Ask your advisor how a course withdrawal impacts progress toward your educational goals and your course registration for next term. Chat with an academic advisor via the chat bubble on our academic advising page.

Talk to a financial aid representative

If you receive financial aid, talk to a financial aid representative to see if you will be expected to return any financial aid funds dispensed earlier in the term, if this impacts your Satisfactory Academic Progress, and if it will affect any future financial aid.

Find tips for taking classes online

If needed, take advantage of tips/information for how to use Blackboard and work successfully in an online learning environment.

Updated August 04, 2020