Withdrawal from Individual Course
After the official add/drop period, a student may only withdraw from a course with approval by the course instructor and the student’s academic advisor. Students who obtain these authorizations will receive a grade of “W” (which has no effect on the student’s grade-point average; refer to sections on Grades and Grade-Point Average that follow). If two-thirds of the scheduled class time in any given course has been completed, the student is not allowed to withdraw, and a grade for the course (which does affect the student’s grade-point average) is recorded. Specific withdrawal deadlines are published on the Office of the Registrar website at western.edu/registrar.
Course instructors may also withdraw a student from a class for reasons such as inadequate academic progress or attendance, academic dishonesty or disruptive behavior.