On rare occasions Students in Transition students are faced with urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress that make it extremely difficult to drop a class by the Auto-W Deadline or that impede success in a class after the Auto-W deadline. In these rare situations a student may petition for approval for a late withdrawal from the course.
Poor performance in a course does not qualify as an urgent reason for requesting a late withdrawal.
The petition for approval for a late withdrawal is the first step in the process of dropping a course after the Auto-W Deadline. Before a Students in Transition student can officially withdraw from a course after this deadline, they must receive the approval of the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the course instructor, and the chairperson of the department in which the course is offered.