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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Academic Policies and Procedures Registration and Course Information Change of Registration and Withdrawal  

Change of Registration and Withdrawal

After the add-drop period ends, the only routinely permissible changes of registration are withdrawals from individual courses or withdrawal from all courses. Both actions are allowed without academic penalty* until the end of the seventh week. Individual courses may be dropped online with W grades at the registrar's website (, or via written or email notice or in person at the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawal from all courses with W grades may be accomplished in writing or via email or in person. The date on which the graduate registrar receives notice of withdrawal from the student governs the academic and financial consequences of the withdrawal. Students withdrawing from a course after the seventh week need the approval of the dean's office, are required to provide a letter indicating academic status in the course from the course instructor, and could receive failing grades at the discretion of the instructor. A student who stops attending a course without notifying the registrar will receive a grade of F in that course.

No refunds of tuition are given for individual course withdrawals after the drop period ends. A student who withdraws from all courses may receive a partial refund, however, according to the rules described on the student accounting website at Withdrawal of any sort is not permitted during the last two weeks of classes.

*International students are required to pursue a full course of study every semester. International students should consult with the Center for International Faculty and Student Services before withdrawing from any course to ensure that their legal status permits such withdrawal.

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