Drop or Withdrawal

Students may voluntarily drop graduate courses until the official drop date listed in the University Calendar. Dropped classes will not appear on a student's transcript. After the official drop date, students may withdraw from one or more courses prior to the withdrawal deadline with a "W" appearing on the transcript. To withdraw from a course or courses after the official withdrawal deadline, students must provide a written request using a Graduate School Petition. Students wishing to withdraw from graduate courses or a graduate program after the official withdrawal date must obtain approval from their professors, program/department chair, and the Dean of the Graduate School. Voluntary withdrawal from a graduate program during an appeal of dismissal automatically terminates the appeals process.

To initiate a withdrawal from a class prior to the drop deadline, a student may use BengalWeb. In cases where the student does not have the ability to access BengalWeb, contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

In the Fall and Spring, after the drop deadline and prior to the withdrawal deadline, students can withdraw from an individual course, as needed.  However, should students wish to withdraw from all registered courses, which constitutes a withdrawal from the University for the current semester, it is highly recommended they consult with the Office of Academic Advising (if an undergraduate student), their program director (if a professional student e.g., health professions), or the Graduate School (if a graduate student) prior to completing the withdrawal process. These offices will support students through the withdrawal process, provide relevant information, discuss financial and enrollment implications, and coordinate with other student services units, as appropriate. 

If students still want to withdraw from their last course, they must contact the Office of the Registrar (reginfo@isu.edu) by the withdrawal deadline. The Office of the Registrar will withdraw the last course accordingly.