Selective Withdrawal

Posted: February 18, 2016 at 8:32 am, Last Updated: March 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

* * * The Selective Withdrawal Period applies to undergraduate degree-seeking students only. See the University Catalog for further details. * * *

Undergraduate students enrolled in degree programs are eligible to withdraw from a limited number of classes without Dean’s approval and at the student’s own discretion. Students may process a maximum of three such selective withdrawals during their entire undergraduate career at Mason.

While a selective withdrawal has no punitive affect on GPA, it may affect a student’s academic standing since courses that have a grade of ‘W’ (withdrawal) are counted in the attempted hours that are used to determine a student’s credit level.

How do I submit a request?

  1. Review the selective withdrawal chart below and ensure that your request is submitted during the selective withdrawal period designated for the class.  Requests will not be processed if submitted before or after the selective withdrawal period.

    Spring 2017 Semester

    Selective Withdrawal
    (100% liability)
    1 (Full Semester) 2/27 – 3/31
    1F (First Half of Semester) 2/8 – 2/15
    1M (Middle of the Semester) 2/22 – 3/1
    1L (Last Half of Semester) 4/5 – 4/12
    1I (Independent Study) 2/27 – 3/31
    1N (Non-Standard Dates) 2/27 – 3/31
    1W (Winter Intersession) 1/11
  2. Complete and electronically sign your Selective Withdrawal Request.
  3. Upon submission, your request will be routed to Student Accounts for review.  If your form is accepted by Student Accounts, you will receive a notification email.
  4. After the request has been reviewed and accepted Student Accounts, the request will be routed to the Registrar’s Office for the final review.  You will receive a notification email once your request has been processed.

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