Academic Alerts and Hardship Withdrawals

Student Alerts 

If a student is not attending classes, struggling with assignments and tests, or experiencing personal concerns or issues, a faculty or staff member may submit an alert about this student. This alert prompts an advisor to contact the student so they can provide them with resources, support, and next steps. 

Submit an Alert

Hardship Withdrawal 

After the withdrawal deadline, withdrawal from classes are only permitted in the case of a personal hardship. A Hardship Withdrawal is granted by the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support for reasons relating to death of a family member, catastrophic illness in the family, or an illness and/or injury to the student. Hardship Withdrawals may be granted for one or multiple classes in a current or past quarter. In addition, students granted a Hardship Withdrawal may be required to take additional action before being allowed to re-enroll in a following term.

To request a Hardship Withdrawal, please follow these steps:

  1. Meet with the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support, Dr. Kate Elias, to discuss your situation. Contact the Arts & Sciences Advising Center to schedule an appointment.
  2. Request and complete a Hardship Withdrawal Request form. Students can obtain this form from the Arts & Sciences Advising CenterArts & Sciences Advising Center or refer to the Office of the Registrar's Academic Policies page.

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