Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Withdrawal from January or Summer Terms

When a student chooses to withdraw from a course at the University after the first day of classes during January or a summer term, the process must be initiated by the student by obtaining a Class Schedule Change Form from the University Registrar’s Office.

  • A student may withdraw from a January term or summer course without penalty until the end of the first class day of the term, assuming the requisite fall or spring enrollment stays intact.
  • After the seventh class day of the term, students will be permitted to withdraw from a course only in the case of an extenuating circumstance, such as illness requiring hospitalization or recuperation at home per a physician’s order, requiring approval of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and resulting in a grade of WP or WF for the course. Failing a course is not considered an extenuating circumstance.
  • Students who cease attending a course after the seventh class day without approved extenuating circumstances will be assigned the failing grade of "F" in that course for the term.
  • The permanent grade of "F" is assigned to courses when a student does not complete a course and the Class Schedule Change Form is not filed.
  • Any residential student withdrawing from all January or summer term courses will not be permitted to live on campus for the remainder of the term without obtaining permission from the Director of Residence Life.
  • Should a student withdraw from January term courses with the intent to also withdraw from the spring semester at the University, the Class Schedule Change Form and process above must be followed.