The last day to withdraw from courses is published on the Academic Calendar each semester. 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 Priority 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 returned to the Registrar's Office in person or via LCMail. A grade of “W” will be entered on the permanent transcript for each course dropped after the 10th day of the term. Students who fail to complete the official withdrawal process will be considered enrolled and will be graded accordingly.
Total Withdrawal From All Courses
The deadline for withdrawal from LCSC for Fall and Spring semesters is the Thursday before Priority Registration. Withdrawing from all classes after this deadline requires a petition appeal. Students withdrawing from all enrolled courses (total withdrawal from the college) at any time must initiate withdrawal by logging on to WarriorWeb/Student Planning and completing the "Withdraw From a Term" form. Students seeking to totally withdraw from all courses after the deadline (through the petition process), must secure signatures from EACH instructor 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. With few exceptions, neither LCSC faculty nor staff will 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.
For more information regarding the withdrawal process, email [email protected], or contact the Registrar’s Office: (208) 792-2223.