Course Withdrawal/Withdrawal from the University
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the University in the event that he or she needs to withdraw from a course(s) or withdraw from the University entirely.
- Graduate students may withdraw from a course(s) prior to its completion. Students must notify their graduate director and must complete the course withdrawal form in their director’s office by the “Last day for withdrawal from classes” date, which is published in the Academic Calendar, located in the current edition of this catalog, and located on the University’s Web site, http://www.lasalle.edu/academic-calendar/. Contact the program director for withdrawal dates for accelerated courses. Please be advised that the date of filing the withdrawal notice is considered to be the date of withdrawal from the class(es).
- Students should consult with their financial aid counselor and/or veteran’s benefits certifying official to understand how this change in their enrollment status may affect their aid. Additionally, international students should contact one of the international education associates at the Multicultural and International Center.
Ceasing to attend a class does not constitute a withdrawal; students must officially withdraw by filling out the course withdrawal form in their graduate director’s office. Ceasing to attend without officially withdrawing will result in the student receiving a grade for the course, possibly a failing grade. A “W” designation will only be assigned upon official withdrawal from a course.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY
Students who opt to withdraw from the University must notify their graduate director’s office. Students who withdraw from the University before the "Last day for withdrawal from classes" will receive a "W" grade for the courses in which they are enrolled. Students who withdraw from the University after the withdrawal deadline will receive a grade ("A" to "F" as appropriate) for the course.
Ceasing to attend classes does not constitute a withdrawal from the University; students must officially withdraw through their graduate director’s office. Ceasing to attend without officially withdrawing will result in the student receiving grades for all coursework, possibly failing grades. A “W” designation will only be assigned to coursework upon official withdrawal from the University.
La Salle University does not grant students a leave of absence. Students who wish to leave the University temporarily during a semester must withdraw through their graduate director’s office as indicated in the section above.
When registration has been finalized, a student shall be considered to be in continuous attendance until proper notice of withdrawal is received by the University. The withdrawal must be forwarded to the Dean of the school of study. Ceasing to attend and/or giving notice to your instructor(s) does not constitute the proper notice of withdrawal. The allowed percentage of a tuition refund will be based upon the date the notice of withdrawal is received.
*For the purpose of refund computation, a week shall be defined as the period of seven consecutive days; beginning with the official University opening of classes, not the first day of attendance. The refund percentage will be multiplied by the total number of credit hours subject to withdrawal. Once the credit hours have been reduced by the refund percentage, the resulting sum will be subject to the appropriate tuition and fees for that credit level.
Full-Term Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
Before and during first week* 100%
During second week 60%
During third week 40%
During fourth week 20%
After fourth week No Refund
Accelerated and Five-and-a-Half Week Semesters
Before and during the first day of class 100%
After the first day, during the first week of class 60%
After the first week of class No Refund
Intersession and Executive Format Semesters
Before and during the first day of class** 100%
After the first day of class No Refund
**The first day is defined to be the first day that the class meets.
TUITION REFUND APPEALS
The University recognizes that rare and extraordinary circumstances may justify an exception to the tuition refund terms when withdrawing from the University. For information on the procedure for requesting an appeal, contact your Program Director. Requests for such an exception to policy must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after the first class day of the subsequent term (e.g., a request for the spring semester must be submitted no later than 30 days after the first class day of the first summer session). While reasonable appeals will be considered, the University is under no obligation to take any course of action that would result in a refund, removal of charges, or credit. Note that course withdrawals do not form the basis for a tuition appeal.