Mississippi Valley State University

October 31, 2014

Withdrawals

Withdrawals

Official Withdrawals

A student's official withdrawal date is the date the student begins the University's withdrawal process as determined by the date of the first required signatures on the "Withdrawal of University Enrollment Form." A student may also give an oral or written notification to the University that he or she has ceased to attend the University and does not plan to resume academic attendance, or will cease to attend the University. In such cases, the earlier of the two dates will be used as the official withdrawal date. An oral notification must be confirmed, in writing, no later than seven days following the oral notification. If a student both begins the University's withdrawal process and provides official notification orally or in writing of his or her intent to withdraw, the earlier of the two dates is the official withdrawal date and that date must be used for purposes of refund calculation.

Unofficial University Withdrawals

Sometimes students cease their enrollment without notifying the University. This is considered an unofficial withdrawal. A student may not begin the University withdrawal process or may not notify the University of his or her intent to withdraw due to illness, accident, or other circumstances beyond the student's control. However, the official withdrawal date is the date that the University declares from its consideration of the circumstance. Also, a student who does not notify the University either orally or in writing of his or her intent to cease academic attendance, the last date of class attendance will be considered the student's withdrawal date.

If a student does not provide official notification of his or her intent to withdraw, the withdrawal date is the midpoint of the payment period or period of enrollment.

A student who wishes to withdraw from the University must procure a withdrawal form from the Office of Student Records. A student who withdraws after the last day to drop courses will receive a grade of WP.