Section 1.02.02: Withdrawing from Fewer Than All Courses in the Current Term
Prior to the drop/add deadline, a student may drop a course via the class schedule in Wolverine Access. Please note that students in the online MSW program are required to be enrolled in at least four (4) credits to be able to receive federal funding.
Students are expected to make any and all adjustments to their course schedules, including dropping a course by the term's drop/add deadline and by the last date the class meets (i.e. a mini-course may end before the term drop/add deadline). Any request after the deadline is considered an exception, for which approvals must be sought.
A student may request to drop a course or courses (fewer than all for the term) any time after the drop/add deadline and by no later than the last date the class meets. Any late drop request after the drop/add deadline for a course that has already started, if approved, will result in a W (withdrawal) on the student’s transcript and may have fee implications.
The request to late-drop is initiated by the student via Wolverine Access. The student is expected to consult with the academic advisor prior to initiating a late drop request. The late request will be routed to the course instructor for action and then to the SSW registrar. The SSW registrar will consult with the academic advisor if necessary and, if there are fewer than 30 calendar days left until the end of the term, with the MSW program director. Grounds for granting late drop exceptions include special circumstances such as a debilitating physical, mental, or family crisis, which must be documented in the form of a Retroactive Withdrawal Request (see volume 1, section 2.03).
Withdrawals from One-Credit Courses Because one-credit courses begin and end at different times throughout the term, students may withdraw from them without penalty up to and including on the first day a one-credit course meets.