During the fall and spring semesters, graduate
students may withdraw from a graduate course during the first two-thirds of the
semester without prejudice and with the grade of “W” by using MyIUP.
Students withdrawing from courses may find their
financial aid for that particular semester affected. Prior to withdrawing from
courses, students are encouraged to check with the Office of the Bursar and/or
the Office of Financial Aid to learn if/how this action may impact them.
Following the close of the established withdrawal
period, the student will need to petition the dean of the School of Graduate
Studies and Research for approval of a request for an exceptional withdrawal.
The request must first be endorsed by the course instructor and the student’s
department chair or graduate studies coordinator, in that order. Requests for
course withdrawal after the published date will be considered only in cases
that are unexpected and reflect exceptional circumstances. Students may be
required to provide documentation of the catastrophic circumstances preventing
them from completing the semester.
Note: (Unofficial Withdrawal) Federal Title IV
student aid recipients who earn a 0.00 QPA at the end of a semester in which
they receive federal student aid will be reviewed to determine whether or not
they actually completed the semester. Students with a 0.00 that is attributed
to “F”, “I”, or “*” grades will be required to provide documentation to the
Financial Aid Office regarding their last date of academically related
activity. Based on that date, federal student aid may need to be adjusted.