MaconCatalog : Academic Information : Schedule Changes, Course Withdrawal, and Term Withdrawal
 
Schedule Changes, Course Withdrawal, and Term Withdrawal
Schedule Changes
Course changes (dropping and/or adding) may be made during the schedule change period as published in the schedule of classes. Students wishing to change courses must consult a professor in their major or an advisor regarding the contemplated change. The written permission of any professors concerned, the faculty advisor, and of the registrar may be required.
Course Withdrawal
A student may withdraw from a course up to the end of the ninth week of the semester, receiving the grade of W; the withdrawal must be formally declared in the Office of the Registrar by the announced deadline. A student who withdraws after the deadline will receive a WF, except in extreme personal circumstances and with appropriate documentation. Please note that financial aid could be reduced upon withdrawal from a course. Contact the Financial Aid Office before you officially withdraw from a course.
Term Withdrawal
Term withdrawal from the University occurs when a student officially withdraws from all courses in which s/he is enrolled at any time after the end of the drop/add deadline for a given semester. The effective date of withdrawal is the date the withdrawal form is received by the Office of the Registrar. Grades of W will be awarded for all of a student's courses when s/he officially withdraws before the end of the ninth week of the semester (the point at which the semester is two-thirds over). In order to receive grades of W, a student must complete the Term Withdrawal Form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar by the announced deadline. A student who withdraws after the deadline must complete the form for official withdrawal, but grades of WF will be recorded for his/her classes. In extreme personal circumstances and with appropriate documentation, a student may appeal to the associate dean of his/her college to have grades of W awarded when officially withdrawing after the deadline.
Non-attendance or ceasing to attend a course(s) does not constitute an official schedule change, course withdrawal, or term withdrawal. Failure to officially withdraw will result in academic and financial penalties.
A student who withdraws from a course or from the University when a disciplinary action or honor code violation is pending is not necessarily exempt from a sanction and the final outcome may disqualify the student from receiving a refund.
Information on Mercer's refund policies can be found in the "Financial Information" section of this catalog.