Selective Withdrawal

Posted: February 18, 2016 at 8:32 am, Last Updated: December 1, 2020 at 8:48 am

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

Non-degree undergraduate and degree seeking undergraduate students 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 career at Mason.

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

How do I submit a request?

    1. Review the Fall 2020 Academic Calendar 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.
      Part-of-Term 
      Code
      Dates Unrestricted Withdraw Period (Full Tuition Liability) Selective Withdraw Period (Full Tuition Liability)
      1 – Full Semester 8/24 – 12/16 9/16 – 9/28 9/29 – 12/16
      7.5 Week: Session 1 (751) 8/24 – 10/14 8/29 – 9/11 9/12 – 9/18
      7.5 Week: Session II (752) 10/19 – 12/11 10/24 – 11/6 11/7 – 12/11
      8 Week: Session 1 (81) 8/17 – 10/11 8/25 – 9/13 N/A
      8 Week: Session II (82) 10/14 – 12/15 10/22 – 11/15 N/A
      First Half (1F) 8/24 – 10/11 9/6 – 9/8 9/9 – 9/16
      Middle Half (1M) 9/7 – 10/25 9/19 – 9/21 9/22 – 9/29
      Last Half (1L) 10/12 – 11/29 10/24 – 10/26 10/27 – 11/29
      Independent Study (1I) 8/24 – 12/16 9/16 – 9/28 9/29 – 12/16
    2. Complete and electronically sign the form.
    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 by 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.

    How do I view the status of my submitted forms?

    1. Go to dynamicforms.gmu.edu
    2. Login with your PatriotPass username and password and click Continue.
    3. Click on the type of forms you want to see.
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