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Request to Withdraw from a Class after the Deadline Form

Read the following instructions carefully to determine if you should use this form.

Download the Request to Withdraw from a Class after the Deadline Form

When to Use the Request to Withdraw from a Class after the Deadline Form

Boise State University understands that students have complicated lives and that events may occur that make it difficult or impossible to complete a course. If you experience extenuating circumstances, you may request to withdraw from a course after the withdrawal deadline but before the end of the semester.

When NOT to use the Request to Withdraw from a Class after the Deadline Form

Do NOT submit this form if:

  • If you are withdrawing from all courses for a semester, or
  • If you are withdrawing from a course are the last day of classroom instruction for a course’s session.

If these apply to you, submit an Academic Appeal Form to the University Academic Appeals Committee.

Implications of Withdrawing from a Course

  • Withdrawing from a course will result in a W posted to your transcript. You are allowed a maximum number of W grades: 10 for a baccalaureate degree, 5 for an associate degree. For more details, refer to Policy 3170: Limit on Number of Withdrawals in the Boise State University Policy Manual.
  • This course attempt, even if approved for a withdrawal, counts in the individual per course repeat maximum. Refer to Policy 3190: Course Repetition—GPA Relationship in the Boise State University Policy Manual.
  • Withdrawing and receiving a W may affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes. Contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss how a W will impact your progress.
  • You will remain liable for fees assessed for the course.
  • You will be assessed a $10 fee per course withdrawn. This fee will post to your student account in myBoiseState and is nonrefundable.

How to Submit a Request to Withdraw from a Class after the Deadline Form

If you are a student:

  1. Meeting with your academic advisor is encouraged. Your advisor can help explain the process and clarify implications, consequences, and possible alternatives to withdrawing from the course(s).
  2. Provide a typed statement explaining your extenuating circumstances. These circumstances must be beyond your control, such as an illness or employer mandated changes in work hours that prevent attendance. Note: You must have been passing at the last withdrawal deadline for the course to make this request.
  3. Provide documentation to support your request. Documentation may include, but is not limited to: medical documentation, obituaries, military orders.
  4. Submit the completed form (with your signature), typed statement, and documentation to the instructor teaching the course. You can scan and email the documents if necessary. The instructor will either indicate that they do or do not support the request to withdraw from the course.
  5. After the instructor has signed the form, you (the student) need to submit the completed packet to the associate dean of the college that offers the course. You can scan and email the documents if necessary.

If you are an Associate Dean:

  1. Once the review is complete and the associate dean has signed the form, the associate dean’s office is responsible to submit the form to the Office of the Registrar and communicate the decision to the student. The form must be received in the Office of the Registrar no later than the last day of classroom instruction for the session.

Questions?

Email regmail@boisestate.edu or call (208) 426-4249