Withdrawing from a Class with a "W" Grade or Withdrawing from the College

A student wanting to withdraw from a class may do so in writing until the 10th week of the fall or spring semester. Summer, winter and any other sessions that do not meet for the entire semester, have varying withdrawal dates. A grade of “W” will be assigned for the course. “W” grades are not computed in the student’s GPA. Contact Enrollment Services or check the Academic Calendar online at https://www.atlantic.edu/academics/calendar.php for dates.  It is each student’s responsibility to withdraw from courses, by the deadline, at any Atlantic Cape campus or online. Non-attendance of a class does not constitute an official withdrawal and the student will receive a grade of “F” in the course. A withdrawal in a course may impact Financial Aid awards and/or status.

Procedure for Withdrawals after the “W” Period Ends and Prior to Final Grades

If a student can document extenuating circumstances beyond his/her control (sickness, death in family, out-of-town, injury, job change, etc.), the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management or designee (Registrar) has the authority to allow the student to withdraw. If a student makes a request to a professor for a withdrawal after the “W” deadline, but prior to the final grades deadline, the professor may approve the request by signing a Registration/Course Change form. Withdrawal from the College requires written notification, in person or online, of withdrawal to the Enrollment Services Office.