Policy for Withdrawals and Drops

All withdrawals from Distance Education courses must be approved and processed by the Distance Education staff. Withdrawals may be initiated by the student, the course instructor or a University administrative staff member.

All student-initiated drop or withdrawal requests must be in writing by email, fax, U.S. Mail, or hand delivery to the Distance Education Office.

Withdrawal from Semester-based Courses

For all semester-based distance education courses, approved withdrawals with a grade of “W” that are initiated by the student may be made up to and including Friday of the tenth calendar week of each fall or spring semester, and Friday of the sixth calendar week for the ten (10) week of the summer distance education term.

Withdrawal from 8-week Courses

For all 8-week distance education courses, approved withdrawals with a grade of “W” that are initiated by the student may be made up to and including the Friday of the fifth calendar week of the distance education term.

Withdrawal from Independent Study or Open Enrollment Courses

A student may withdraw from an Independent Study or Open Enrollment course at any time prior to four months after the students assigned start date with no academic penalty for withdrawal. For example (start date) September 5th (last day to withdrawal) January 5th. A “W” grade will be recorded.

Withdrawal from School

To receive honorable dismissal, a student who voluntarily withdraws from the University and who is enrolled in distance education courses must notify the Distance Education Office, as well as the Dean of Students Office. Instructors will be notified when withdrawal procedures are complete.

Withdrawal from Courses by Partnership (IPSE/ICN) Students

Students taking courses at Vincennes University through the Indiana College Network may initiate a withdrawal by providing written notification to their home institution. Withdrawal notification must be made in accordance with the policies and procedures of the student’s home institution. A copy of the notification should also be forwarded to the Distance Education Office at Vincennes University.


Students will be notified that they have been dropped from classes if the Distance Education Program has their current contact information. The Vincennes University current catalog provides the full policy statements for drops and withdrawals.

 

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