Information on Withdrawing from classes
Grades not what you want them to be? Try this:
1. Meet with your professor and talk about it
5. Use the Library as your central study location
6. Attend some Siena Student Advantage Programs
Withdrawing from Classes
The last day to drop a course with a 'W' is Nov 1st 2013
• A "W" does not count in your GPA, but you do not earn the credits
• You can withdraw from a class on your own in Web for Students until Nov 1st - it is also good to talk to an advisor before
• If there is a hold on your account preventing withdrawal, let me know and I can do it for you
• You can withdraw from as many classes as you need to – chat with me if you are dropping more than one.
• At this point in the semester if you drop below 12 credits:
There is no problem with losing housing on campus, unless you have been told
There is no problem with Federal or Siena Aid
There is no problem with health insurance. Under the new Affordable Care Act (OC), all dependent children continue to be covered under the parents healthinsurance until age 26 regardless of enrollment status
There is no problem with NYS TAP Award – if you get this – for this semester
There could be a problem with NYS TAP for next semester – it depends on how
There will be an effect on your ability to hold Work Study job for the rest of this
You will technically be part time for two months if you drop below 12 credits, but, in most cases that it not a problem. If you are an athlete, talk to Gail Picillo, before you drop courses. If you are a HEOP student, check with your counselor before you drop courses. If you are in ROTC, check with your ARMY advisor.
You are still able to withdraw from a class after November 1st , but after that date, you will receive a grade of "WF" ( Withdrawing while failing) or "WP" (Withdrawing while passing). Neither of these has an effect on your GPA. You will not earn the credit, but you'll still lose it with an F or a U. A “WP” certainly looks better.
November 25th 2013 is the last day to withdraw from a class with a WP or WF
Also, November 1st 2013 is the last day to declare a class Pass/Fail. The Pass/Fail option is designed to encourage you to take courses outside of your major fields. You may select one course P/F per semester. This option may NOT be applied to a course in your major, minor, auxiliary for the major, college core, or common business core unless you have already satisfied – on your CAPP report - that area of the core/major/minor with another graded course. Therefore, you may only P/F a course that will be count as an elective. A "D-" is a passing grade. You must declare the pass/fail option in the Office of the Registrar.
For instance: If you are taking MATH 050, Pre Calculus, you can pass fail it since it is not a core class and not a major class.