May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses


Dropping/Withdrawing from a Single Course or Courses

Students dropping before the beginning of a term and during the first (1st) week of the term:

Students dropping from one or more course(s) before the semester starts may do so through Self-Service. Courses dropped before the beginning of the semester and during the first week will not appear on the student’s official transcript.

Withdrawing from a course or courses after the first week of the term:

The deadline to withdraw from one or more course(s) without grade penalty is the last day of the tenth (10th) week of the Fall/Spring semesters, and the last day of the fifth (5th) week of Block A, Block B, and Summer term. Students must use Self-Service to withdraw from their course(s) by the close of business on the final day of the withdrawal deadline. These deadlines are published on the CEI website, calendar, and in the college catalog. A grade of “W” will appear on the official transcript for each course the student withdrew from after the first (1st) week and prior to the published deadline.

Students who fail to complete the official drop process will be considered enrolled and will be graded accordingly.

A “W” grade can have a number of negative consequences, including negatively impacting eligibility for Federal Financial Aid. A “W” on a transcript can also raise questions by transfer institutions and even prospective employers. Students should meet with academic and financial aid advisors to carefully consider all consequences before withdrawing from courses.

A student who has received financial aid and who plans on withdrawing from any course(s) will be responsible for the funds that must be returned based on the date of withdrawal.

Students registered for an 8-week or module course should speak with an advisor prior to withdrawal.

Deadlines are published on the academic calendar.

Total Withdrawal

The deadline for Total Withdrawal from CEI without grade penalty is the last day of the tenth (10th) week for the 16-week class of the Fall and Spring semesters, and the last day of the fifth (5th) week of Block A, Block B, and Summer term. The Total Withdrawal form is available online and must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before the end of the last day to withdraw to receive a “W” grade. These deadlines are published on the CEI website, calendar, and in the college catalog.

A grade of “W” will appear on the official transcript for each course withdrawn from after the first (1st) week and prior to the published deadline. A petition is required if requesting to withdraw without grade penalty after the published deadline. A petition will only be authorized in cases of documented circumstances of hardship, medical issues (documentation is required from the health care provider), or training related to employment. Petitions granting late Total Withdrawals are decided by a Student Affairs Committee.

Students are responsible for payment of their course(s) whether or not they attend their course(s).