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Withdrawal

Before you log in to SSC to withdraw from a course with a grade of W or WF, the University Advising Center staff can help you understand your options, the withdrawal process, and policies.

Course Drops and Adds

Students can drop a course or withdraw with a grade of W or WF via Self Service Carolina.  Deadlines for dropping a course without receiving a W and WF, as well as refund dates, are determined by the part of term to which a course is attached.

Every part of term during a semester has a drop/add deadline.

How To Determine Which Part Of Term Your Class Is In

In Self Service Carolina, view your Concise Student Schedule located on the Registration tab of the Student section.

Where To Find W, WF, And Refund Deadlines

View the Parts of Term Dates and Deadlines located in the Academics section of my.sc.edu.

Withdrawal

Should you wish to withdraw from a course with a grade of W or WF, a grade of W or WF will be recorded on your transcript. A grade of W will not be calculated in your GPA, but will be recorded on your permanent record.

Courses dropped after the WF deadline will be recorded as a WF on your permanent record. The grade of WF is treated as an F in the calculation of your GPA. The WF deadline will vary based on the part of term for your class.

Exceptions may be requested to the assignment of a grade of “WF” when there is a verifiable, documented reason.  A Request for Assignment of Grade of “W” for Extenuating Circumstances form must be initiated by the student’s Academic Dean and be approved by the course instructor.

Considerations

Financial Aid

If you receive any financial aid loans or scholarships, you should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and speak with a counselor prior to withdrawing from courses.

Withdrawal Refund Appeals

If you are withdrawing from all courses during a given semester, contact regapeal@mailbox.sc.edu to obtain the Withdrawal Refund Appeal packet.

Deadlines

The university’s official academic calendar contains important dates and W/WF deadlines for part of term 30 (full term) each semester. View other parts of term in my.sc.edu.