Porterville College

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Withdrawing from Classes

Students are responsible for officially withdrawing from any class or classes in which they no longer wish to be enrolled. After registration has been completed, and within the withdrawal date guidelines, students may drop from a class or classes through the web registration system. Non-attendance or non-payment does not release the student from this responsibility and may result in a failing grade being awarded.

Within the withdrawal date guidelines, instructors may drop students from a course for nonattendance, or failure to meet the requirements of the course.

Withdrawal from a class or classes is authorized through sixty percent (60%) of a course. The academic record of a student who remains in a class beyond the last day noted above must reflect a symbol authorized in Policy 4C4A, other than a “W”. No notation (“W” or other) shall be made on the academic record of the student who withdraws during approximately the first twenty percent (20%) of a course. Withdrawal between approximately twenty percent (20%) of a course and sixty percent (60%) of a course shall be recorded as a “W” on the student’s record. The “W” shall not be used in calculating grade point averages, but excessive “W’s” shall be used as factors in probation and dismissal procedures. No ‘W’ grades may be issued after the 60 percent date. In courses other than semester length, the instructor or Admissions and Records Office should be consulted regarding withdrawal date deadlines.

A student may contact the Office of Admissions and Records regarding the procedure to drop or withdraw after the final withdrawal date deadline if there are verifiable extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illnesses or other circumstances beyond the control of the student. This must be done by the last day of classes and prior to the beginning of the final examination period for the term in which the withdrawal will apply.

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the college are required to return all check-out supplies, equipment and library books, and pay all fines and debts owed the college.

Withdrawing from / Dropping a Class FAQs:

The last day to drop a class with a "W" grade is the 60% date. Check the academic calendar for that specific date. The last day to drop a class and still be able to receive a refund is the 10% date.
Yes, if you drop by the 10% date. Check the academic calendar for the 10% date.
"W" grades are not factored into your grade point average.
No. The admissions decisions for most institutions are centered on your units completed, GE/prerequisites completed and your cumulative grade point average. So receiving "W" grades generally does not impact their decision to accept you or not.
Keep checking back with your instructor. If you are still unsuccessful in getting your instructor to drop you let a counselor or A/R staff person know in case they may be able to contact the instructor on your behalf.

November 3, 2015

Kern Community College District