Answered By: Jason Steidl
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016     Views: 3709

Students may drop a course from their schedule through day 7 of the course without transcript notation or financial penalty. Students should either drop the desired course in their portal or send an email to their academic advisor for assistance. Please note: Drop request cannot be taken over the phone – they must be submitted in writing via email in order to be processed. A dropped course may also have an impact on your federal financial aid. (Please refer to the Walden website for more information regarding the potential impact a drop or withdrawal may have on your financial aid.) 

When a student requests to withdraw from a course after the official drop deadline (or after day 7) of a course, a letter of “W” will be notated on the student transcript. W grades do not impact a student’s overall GPA but will remain on the transcript as an attempt was made in the course but the student withdrew prior to the withdrawal deadline.

Withdrawing from class is different from a course drop as this does leave students liable for either all or a portion of the tuition fees (depending on when the withdraw request was initiated). There is a deadline to withdraw from classes, and this deadline will vary along with the length of the course. Once a student knows he or she needs to withdraw from a class, a written request should be submitted via email. No withdrawal requests can be taken over the phone – all registration adjustments must be submitted in writing in order to be processed.
Please note: if a withdrawal or drop request is submitted over the weekend or after Academic Advising’s office hours, the request will be processed effective the timestamp indicated on the email.

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