Withdrawal

Academic Semester Withdrawal
Once the semester begins, if you wish to drop all course work for which you are registered, you must withdraw from the university. During Fall and Spring semesters, degree-seeking students do not use MyPack Portal to withdraw from the university. Undergraduate and graduate degree students should initiate official withdrawals at the Counseling Center. Dean’s approval (parental approval may be required if student is under 18). In addition, we invite you to review the official NC State University regulation REG 02.05.04 Withdrawal from the University and the printable version of our Withdrawal Information Sheet. If you are a Lifelong Education student, please contact Department of Registration and Records at 919-515-2572.

Early Current Semester Withdrawal Requests
An early current semester withdrawal removes you from all courses in a current semester before the official Last Date to Withdraw or Drop a Course.

To initiate an early withdrawal, visit the Counseling Center prior to the last day of the official drop period during the center’s regular walk-in hours. We will see you as quickly as possible. When you arrive at the Counseling Center, you will complete the Withdrawal Application.

When you meet with a counselor, you will receive a Withdrawal Clearance Sheet. Your counselor will explain the withdrawal process and the impact(s) a withdrawal may have on your academic eligibility, financial aid, inter­national student status, eligibility as an athlete, and progress toward degree.

Take the Withdrawal Clearance Sheet to the appropriate offices for signatures and finally leave it at Registration & Records in Harris Hall. If you are outside the Raleigh area or otherwise unable to come in to the Counseling Center to initiate the withdrawal process, please call the Counseling Center at 919-515-2423, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You may also download an Off-Campus Withdrawal Application.

Late Current Semester Withdrawal Requests
A late current semester withdrawal removes you from all courses in a current semester after the official Last Date to Withdraw or Drop a Course.

University guidelines for the approval of a late withdrawal require a student to prove, through documentation, that conditions of a medical, psychological, and/or hardship nature occurred during the semester in question and either a) cause(d) a serious disruption in academic functioning or b) are (or had been) reasonably unforeseeable and unavoidable prior to the last day to officially drop classes.

Withdrawal petitions involve several steps on both your part and the university’s part to insure there are sufficient grounds to alter a your academic record. Because the withdrawal process requires several steps and there is no guarantee of approval, you should a) allow yourself plenty of time to pursue the withdrawal request and b) have a contingency plan in mind in the event that your withdrawal is delayed or not approved.

According to the university Cashier’s Office, an administrative fee of 5% of the total tuition and fee charges not to exceed $100 will appear on your student account. This charge covers the cost of processing your withdrawal. This charge is assessed by the university, not by the Counseling Center. Thus, it is not a charge the Counseling Center can waive or alter.

Steps to Take for a Late Current Semester Withdrawal 

  1. Consult with your adviser to discuss the academic implications of the intended withdrawal, and to plan for other avenues in the event that your withdrawal request is not approved.
  2. Come to the Counseling Center to schedule an initial appointment to talk with a counselor and, if applicable, to discuss appropriate documentation.
  3. Organize the details of your case as best you can before you see your counselor. It is often helpful to write a statement detailing the grounds for your request to withdraw (e.g. what occurred, when it occurred, how it affected you, and what you have done or plan to do about it).
  4. Schedule an Academic Intake at the Counseling Center. Your Counselor will help determine the type of withdrawal being requested.

If you are outside the Raleigh area or otherwise unable to come in to the Counseling Center to initiate the process of withdrawing from the current semester, please call the Counseling Center at 919-515-2423, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also download an Off-Campus Withdrawal Application.

Retroactive Withdrawal Requests
retroactive (previous semester)withdrawal removes you from all courses in a previous semester after the official Last Date to Withdraw or Drop a Course.

University guidelines for the approval of a retroactive withdrawal require a student to prove, through documentation, that conditions of a medical, psychological, and/or hardship nature occurred during the semester in question and either a) cause(d) a serious disruption in academic functioning or b) are (or had been) reasonably unforeseeable and unavoidable prior to the last day to officially drop classes.

Withdrawal petitions involve several steps on both your part and the university’s part to insure there are sufficient grounds to alter a your academic record. Because the withdrawal process requires several steps and there is no guarantee of approval, you should a) allow yourself plenty of time to pursue the withdrawal request and b) have a contingency plan in mind in the event that your withdrawal is delayed or not approved.

According to the university Cashier’s Office, an administrative fee of 5% of the total tuition and fee charges not to exceed $100 will appear on your student account. This charge covers the cost of processing your withdrawal. This charge is assessed by the university, not by the Counseling Center. Thus, it is not a charge the Counseling Center can waive or alter.

Steps to Take for a Retroactive (Previous Semester) Withdrawal 

  1. Consult with your adviser to discuss the academic implications of the intended withdrawal, and to plan for other avenues in the event that your withdrawal request is not approved.
  2. Come to the Counseling Center to schedule an initial appointment to talk with a counselor and, if applicable, to discuss appropriate documentation.
  3. Organize the details of your case as best you can before you see your counselor. It is often helpful to write a statement detailing the grounds for your request to withdraw (e.g. what occurred, when it occurred, how it affected you, and what you have done or plan to do about it).
  4. Schedule an Academic Intake or come to the Academic Walk-In Hours at the Counseling Center. Your Counselor will help determine the type of withdrawal being requested.

If you are outside the Raleigh area or otherwise unable to come in to the Counseling Center to initiate the process of withdrawing from the current semester, please call the Counseling Center at 919-515-2423, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also download an Off-Campus Withdrawal Application.

Medical or Psychological Withdrawal Requests
In cases of medical or psychological withdrawal requests, your counselor will evaluate existing documentation and/or assist you in obtaining a further evaluation. If your counselor believes that you may have a legitimate case for withdrawal, he or she will ask for your written permission to consult with the associate dean of your college. The associate dean may raise additional questions, require ad­ditional documentation, or set certain conditions that you must meet before a withdrawal is approved. If your withdrawal is approved, you and your counselor will complete the Withdrawal Application Form, and your counselor will give you a Withdrawal Clearance Sheet. Take the Withdrawal Clearance Sheet to the appropriate offices for signatures and finally leave the form at Registration & Records in Harris Hall.

Hardship Withdrawal Requests
After he or she has determined that your reasons for withdrawal are neither medical nor psychological, your counselor will provide you with a Withdrawal Application Form and will direct you to the appropriate person in your college for additional information. If your withdrawal is approved the associate dean of your college will indicate approval on the Withdrawal Application Form and send you to the Counseling Center to obtain a Withdrawal Clearance Sheet. Once the dean has signed your Withdrawal Application Form, you may come to the Counseling Center during regular walk-in hours to pick up your Withdrawal Clearance Sheet. You must take the Withdrawal Clearance Sheet to the appropriate offices for signatures and finally leave the form at Registration & Records in Harris Hall.