Withdrawing from Individual Courses
After the drop/add deadline, the only option to adjust your schedule is to withdraw from a course during the Course Withdrawal Period. A grade of W will appear on your transcript and does not affect your GPA. Before withdrawing from a course you are encouraged to discuss the withdrawal with your instructor and/or academic advisor. You should also examine your reasons for wanting to withdraw as well as any options and potential implications.
- If your reason is related to the difficulty of the course or poor performance, you are strongly encouraged to speak with your instructor and see a tutor to improve your grade.
- You should consider how course withdrawal could impact your degree progress and length of degree completion.
- You should contact Cardinal Central (765-285-2222) to consider any impact on maintaining your scholarships or other financial aid.
- You should consider any possible effect on family insurance coverage.
- You should consult your residence hall director if you will drop below the full time status of 12 hours.
Withdrawal must be done online by the deadline day for the term. Consult the Office of the Registrar Calendar to know the exact deadline for your course.
To do your course withdrawal, use MyBSU (my.bsu.edu): Self Service Banner. Select the "Students" tab. Click on "Registration, Schedule, and Planning" and then choose "Register for Classes". Select "Web Withdrawal" from the action menu beside your course, and then submit changes to complete the procedure. You will want to verify that you withdrew from the course by checking in DegreeWorks or checking with your Academic Advisor.
Though withdrawal from a course will sometimes be the best option, this action should only be taken after you have made a thorough examination of your circumstances and alternatives. If there are verifiable extenuating circumstances that justify late withdrawal (after the Course Withdrawal Period has ended), see your academic advisor.
Withdrawing from All Classes
On-campus students who need to withdraw from all classes after the semester begins, must contact the Cardinal Central (765-285-3312) and complete an application for withdrawal. The procedure is not official unless it is completed in this office. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their withdrawal intention with the staff in this office before removing any courses from their schedule. They will help you understand how your decision affects your grades, refunds, your financial aid awards or student loans, housing contracts, and your potential return. You must continue to attend classes until you have submitted a completed withdrawal form.
If you withdraw from all courses, instructors will be notified. Each instructor will be asked to report the last day of attendance and a grade of "W" will be given for each course, provided you withdraw by the published deadline. Grades of "W" will appear on your transcript and will not affect your GPA.
You can find additional information about withdrawal from all classes on the Cardinal Central website, or contact 765-285-2222.