Exemption to University Policy - Past Term

Retroactive Withdrawal (Past Term)

Retroactive withdrawals will only be considered when students provide verification of unusual or extenuating circumstances which prevented them from withdrawing by the deadline. Supporting documentation on official letterhead including letters from physicians, instructors etc. must be attached to the petition as well as a letter of support from the dean of the student's college on official letterhead.

International students on an F1 or J1 visa who are requesting a total withdrawal must include a letter of support from International Student & Scholar Services.

Notice: Approval of a retroactive withdrawal does not waive tuition. Inquiries regarding tuition should be directed to the Income Accounting/Student Loan Services Office, 175 Student Services Building, 801.581.7344.

W Delete Past Term

The Academic Senate established the "W" grade to allow students to withdraw from classes for circumstances beyond their control without affecting their grade point average. Requests to delete a "W" are not approved unless students provide documentation that demonstrates administrative actions on the part of the University are the cause of the withdrawal. Supporting documentation on official letterhead must be attached to the petition as well as a letter of support from the dean of the student's college on official letterhead.

Notice: When a retroactive drop/delete is approved, the Income Accounting Office is instructed to either refund or cancel the tuition for the class(es) involved.

Students are expected to complete registration procedures within the published deadlines. Late registration requests may be considered for situations which made it impossible for students to register during the time periods designated for registration. Students should provide verification of circumstances to support the appeal. Supporting documentation on official letterhead including letters from physicians, instructors, etc. must be attached to the petition as well as a letter of support from the dean of the student's college on official letterhead. A $50 late add fee is charged per class for all retroactive add requests that are approved. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees associated with any changes to their academic record.

Section Change/Cross Referenced Course

Retroactive petitions for adding/dropping classes are approved without committee action if a student has been enrolled in a different section of the class or in a course that meets with another class. For example:

  • A student is registered for the wrong section and received an "EU" grade in that section.
  • ENGL 2200 meets with FILM 2200.

Please complete steps 1 and 4 under Procedures for Filing Petitions. All other retroactive drop and add requests require completion of each step listed under the heading.

Please note:A $50 late add fee is charged per class for all retroactive add requests that are approved.

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