A hardship withdrawal may be granted by the Office of the University Registrar if a student is unable to complete the course(s) because of a physical and/or mental debilitation or unusual and extenuating circumstances, beyond the student’s control, which has arisen after the 14th calendar day of the quarter.
The Hardship Withdrawal Committee consults with the appropriate offices to obtain background information on the student’s history at the University to guide and shape the Committee’s decision-making process. These offices will include, but are not limited to, the registrar offices of the professional schools, the Graduate School, International Student Services, and Disability Resource Services. The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) has the authority to make the final decision. OUR will consult with these offices and work to comply with their policies insofar as those policies do not contradict the power vested in the OUR and the rights granted to students by the University’s Scholastic Regulations
Note: an HW petition is not a petition for a tuition refund; by default, all tuition forfeiture policies will apply to your withdrawal. Students wishing to submit a Tuition Forfeiture Petitions must contact Student Fiscal Services.
Beginning winter quarter 2017, students seeking to petition for a Hardship Withdrawal for the current quarter will need to wait to submit their petition for that quarter until after the grade submission deadline has passed. We cannot change academic history for approved petitions until grades have posted, which is after the grade submission deadline. Any petitions that are submitted prior to the deadlines below will be held for review until the dates posted here:
|Autumn 2016||Petition review begins 12/21/16|
|Winter 2017||Petition review begins 3/22/17|
|Spring 2017||Petition review begins 6/14/17|
|Summer 2017||Petition review begins 8/23/17|
|Autumn 2017||Petition review begins 12/20/17|