WITHDRAWAL<br />SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?<br />THE WITHDRAWAL PROCESS<br />PROS AND CONS<br />
What is a WITHDRAWAL?<br />A course withdrawal occurs when a student requests to be removed from a course after the drop/add period for the term. <br />The student receives a grade of W for the course.<br />Grades of W:<br /><ul><li>Appear on the student transcript
Can have a negative effect Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements to receive Financial Aid</li></li></ul><li>WITHDRAWAL<br />PROS CONS<br />Review your situation and decide if withdrawal is the right choice for you.<br />
ASK YOURSELF<br />Why do I want to withdraw?<br />What will happen if I don’t withdraw?<br />
Common reasons for Withdrawing<br /><ul><li>Serious illness or medical emergency
Return of a chronic health problem</li></li></ul><li>More…<br />Common reasons for Withdrawing<br /><ul><li>Sudden changes in personal, family or work situations
more??</li></ul>Review your situation and decide if withdrawal is the right choice for you.<br />
CONS<br />Your academic timetable<br />You may not complete your program when expected.<br />
CONS<br />Your financial aid status<br /><ul><li>Too many W’s can mean you will not meet the Standards of Academic Progress (SAP)necessary to receive financial aid.
Timing Matters!Depending on when you withdraw you may owe money!</li></li></ul><li>CONS<br />Your personal financial situation<br /><ul><li>Most withdrawals do not qualify for a refund of tuition paid (See refund schedule).
Withdrawing means that you will have to pay to take the course again if it is required for graduation.
Depending on when you withdraw you may owe money!</li></li></ul><li>PROS_ CONS<br />Your self-esteem:<br />Withdrawing can effect how you feel about yourself. <br /><ul><li>Make an informed decision.
Have confidence that you will make the right decision for you </li></ul>If you're not sure what to do, talk with someone. Taking positive action about your situation is a critical step to take.<br />
1.<br />Failure to attend class or telling your instructor is NOT an official notice of withdrawal<br />
2.<br />Failure to attend class without an official withdrawal can hurt your academic record.<br />
3.<br />A grade of “W” will not effect your GPA but it stays on your academic record forever.<br />Even if you do not receive financial aid <br />do not get in the habit of withdrawing.<br />
4.<br />Withdrawal can effect current or future financial aid.<br />WHEN you withdraw matters!<br />
Before <br />you withdraw…<br />Don’t play games. Make an informed decision!<br />
What is the 60% completion period?<br />The US Department of Education requires students to attend classes for at least 60% of the semester in order to qualify for their full amount of aid. <br />If you withdraw from all classes prior to the 60% completion period you will have to pay back the "unearned" funds to the federal government. You will also have to repay "unearned" funds to TTC. You will be ineligible to receive any future financial aid at any college or university until you repay the debt.<br />TTC publishes the date for the 60% course completion period for each semester the TTC website at:<br />http://www.tridenttech.edu/financialaid_fa_keeping_aid.htm<br />
GET ADVICE – Use your Resources!<br />Discuss your situation with<br /><ul><li>the course instructor
your counselor</li></ul>If you receive Financial Aid, discuss this issue with a Financial Aid officer<br />
DEADLINES TO WITHDRAW<br />The college publishes the deadline to withdraw in OnCourse and on our website. Check Semesters-At-A-Glance for Last Date to Withdraw: http://www.tridenttech.edu/5196.htm<br />The date is a normally a couple of weeks after mid-term. You have time to evaluate your grades in the course and your personal situation.<br />Make an informed decision.<br />
to withdraw From Class…<br />Go to the Registrar’s office on Main campus or the Admission/Registrar’s office on other TTC campuses and fill out a withdrawal form.<br />Log into your TTC Express Account and drop the course. (be sure you are (1) dropping the correct course and then (2) check your schedule to verify that you are no longer in the course) <br />OR…<br />