Students seeking exceptions to College policy must submit a petition form and supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office (RCH 108) for review by the Petition Committee. The committee meets the 2nd and 4th week of each month. Petitions must be turned in before 5 p.m. on Monday of the 2nd and 4th week of the month in order to be reviewed at that week’s meeting. Students are welcome to attend petition committee meetings to plead their case; anyone wishing to attend a meeting must contact the Registrar at 208-792-2223 to be added to the meeting agenda.
Actions which are decided by the Petition Committee include reinstatement after suspension, financial aid appeals, late drops, late adds, credit overloads, and late total withdrawals.
The last day to withdraw from courses is published on the instructional calendar located on the Admission/Registrar website at www.lcsc.edu/registrar/academic-calendar Withdrawal after this date requires a petition appeal. Petitions for late withdrawal from classes are decided by the Petition Committee.
The withdrawal deadline, whereby students earn a W on their transcript, is the Thursday before advance registration. Students who wish to withdraw from Summer classes, or classes that do not meet an entire term, must do so before 64% of the entire days of the class have expired. Dropping a class after this date requires a petition appeal to the Petition Committee.
Students seeking to withdraw from a course after the deadline (through the petition process), must secure a signature from the faculty member who taught the course as well as their Division Chair before forwarding the form to the Petition Committee for a final decision. Neither LCSC faculty nor staff will normally initiate the withdrawal of a student on the basis of non-attendance. Failure to officially withdraw or change enrollment will constitute sufficient cause to receive a grade of “F” in the class.
Withdrawal from a Single Course
Students withdrawing from one or more courses at any time must initiate withdrawal by completing an add/drop form, which may be obtained from the Office of Admission/Registrar. A grade of “W” will be entered on the permanent transcript for each course. Students who fail to complete the official withdrawal process will be considered enrolled and will be graded accordingly.
Total Withdrawal from All Semester Courses
The deadline for withdrawal from college for Fall and Spring semesters is the Thursday before Advance Registration. Withdrawing from all classes after this deadline requires a petition appeal. Students withdrawing from all enrolled courses (total withdrawal from college) at any time must initiate withdrawal by logging on to WarriorWeb and submitting a Total Withdrawal Form. Students seeking to totally withdraw from all courses after the deadline (through the petition process), must secure signatures from EACH faculty member and each Division Chair, from each class enrolled in before forwarding the petition form to the Petition Committee. A grade of “W” will be entered on the permanent transcript for each course. Students who fail to complete the official withdrawal process will be considered enrolled and will be graded accordingly. Neither LCSC faculty nor staff will normally initiate the withdrawal of a student on the basis of non-attendance unless the student is medically incapacitated or a harm to himself/herself or others.
A student may not totally withdraw from all courses in a term if any of the classes in the respective term have been graded. Students who have totally withdrawn from all courses for a term, will not be allowed to register for any subsequent classes in the same term.
Incapacitated Student Withdrawal
When a college official is made aware that a currently enrolled student has become incapacitated due to injury or illness and the Registrar receives written confirmation of such from a medical doctor, the Registrar shall initiate a total withdrawal on the student’s behalf.
More Information? For more information regarding the withdrawal process, email email@example.com, or contact the Registrar’s Office: (208) 792-2223.