Agenda Item No. V. B. 1. a.

Washburn University Board of Regents


Description: The following are proposed changes to the University's Withdrawal Policy.

1. "For semester courses a student may withdraw through the second week with no recorded grade. From the third through the eleventh week a "W" is recorded for any dropped course. Beginning with the start of the twelfth week, there are no withdrawals, and a grade will be assigned for the course." (This would replace current language found on page 16 of the 2002-2003 Catalog.)

2. "For information on medical withdrawals, see page 33. Complete withdrawals from the University for non-medical reasons follow the same policies and deadlines as course withdrawals." (This would replace current language found on page 17 of the 2002-2003 Catalog.)

3. Add to the medical withdrawal statement on page 33 of the 2002-2003 Catalog the following sentence: "If a refund of tuition and fees is granted for medical reasons, a grade of "W" will be assigned for all courses for that semester/session."

The University Council approved the proposal on December 10, 2002.

The General Faculty approved the proposal on January 30, 2003.


President Farley recommends Board of Regents approval of the changes in the University Withdrawal Policy.

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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President

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