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Withdrawal Policy

If you wish to leave the university in good standing, you must drop all your current semester classes and remove yourself from any waitlists by logging in to your Student Center on myBoiseState. See the Academic Calendar for specific deadlines for the various sessions. If the complete withdrawal for regular session is made after the 10th day of classes and you have not paid your fees, you are still responsible for the entire amount of fees incurred plus a $40.00 administrative processing fee. If you do not cancel your registration or completely withdraw by the appropriate deadline for the session, you will be awarded a final grade of F.

A complete withdrawal after the published deadline will only be granted by appeal and because of extraordinary circumstances through the Registrar’s Office. See the Academic Appeal Form page for the form and instructions.

  • You may accrue up to ten (10) withdrawals for a baccalaureate degree and up to five (5) for an associate degree.
  • Any grades of W received in an associate degree program count toward the 10 allowed for the baccalaureate degree program.
  • Withdrawals from co-requisite courses (lecture/lab) will count as one W, unless the co-requisite courses are two separate graded courses.
  • A complete withdrawal (CW) will not count toward the ten total allowed.
  • You may earn an additional ten (10) grades of W toward a second baccalaureate degree or an additional five (5) toward an additional associate degree.
  • Grades of W earned prior to Spring 2014 semester are not counted toward the number allowed.

Once you have exhausted the number of W grades allowed, you may be removed from your major. Once you have completed a degree, you may earn an additional ten (10) grades of W toward a second baccalaureate degree or an additional five (5) grades of W toward an additional associate degree.

The university has placed limits on the number of times you may enroll in a course. For more information, see Repeating a Course.

If you intend to drop a class in which you have been issued university property – such as uniforms, instruments, or lab equipment – you must return the property before dropping the class. If you fail to do so, the department will place a hold on your record and could have have reinstated in the class.

For information on refunds of tuition and fees following a complete withdrawal, see Tuition and Fees.

Complete Withdrawal

If you wish to leave the university in good standing, you must drop all your current semester classes and remove yourself from any waitlists by logging in to your student center at myBoiseState. See the Academic Calendar for specific deadlines for the various sessions. If the complete withdrawal for regular session is made after the tenth day of classes and you have not paid your fees, you are still responsible for the entire amount of fees incurred plus a $40 administrative processing fee. If you do not completely withdraw by the appropriate deadline for the session, you will be awarded a final grade of F.

A complete withdrawal after the published deadline will only be granted by appeal and because of extraordinary circumstances. You can appeal by submitting an Academic Appeal Form to the Registrar’s Office.

For information on refunds of tuition and fees following a complete withdrawal, view Boise State’s Refund Policy, or contact Account Maintenance at (208)426-2134.

Administrative Withdrawals

An administrative withdrawal is the process by which Boise State University formally withdraws a student from the university, usually without the student’s consent or cooperation. You may be administratively withdrawn for a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Failing to pay library fines, overdue loans, deferred fee payments, housing accounts, or other such charges
  • Falsifying information on an admissions application or other university record or document
  • Failing to respond to an official summons issued by the university
  • Exhibiting behavior that constitutes a clear and present danger to themselves or to others

Administrative withdrawals due to nonpayment of financial obligations (library fines, overdue loans, deferred fees, housing accounts, etc.) are recorded with a grade of W and appear on your transcript if processed after the 10th day of the semester.

Administrative withdrawals due to ineligibility to be in a course or continue in school for reasons other than nonpayment of financial obligations may or may not appear on your transcript.

Notification of administrative withdrawals are sent to your BroncoMail account.

Faculty-Initiated Withdrawals

An instructor has the option of withdrawing you from a course if any of the following conditions are present:

  • You fail to attend one of the first two meetings of a class that meets more than once each week.
  • You fail to attend the first meeting of a class that meets once each week.

You should not expect that an instructor will withdraw you for nonattendance. The primary responsibility for course withdrawal ultimately rests with you.

To withdraw a student for failing to attend one of the first two meetings of a class that meets more than once each week or the first meeting of a class that meets once each week, the instructor submits a Faculty-Initiated Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office. Students withdrawn from a course for failing to attend these specified class meetings may re-enroll in the course with the instructor’s permission through the 10th day of the semester (see the Academic Calendar for the exact deadline of the various sessions).

Financial Aid and Withdrawals

If you withdraw from the university, you need to be aware of federal law impacting your financial aid eligibility. Complete withdrawals will result in a financial obligation by you to return the unearned portion of any federal aid disbursed. You will have earned aid if you withdraw prior to completing 60 percent of the semester. You will have to repay Boise State for the unearned aid which had applied toward tuition and fee charges. A repayment may also be required for unearned aid disbursed directly to you.

If you are considering withdrawing from Boise State, we strongly recommend that you review the Enrollment Impacts on Aid. After reviewing that information, if you still have questions, contact the Financial Aid Office. Call (208) 426-1664 for more information.