Withdrawal

Drop/Withdrawal From Course

Students may drop a course completely during the Drop/Add period through their MyLander account. A drop will be removed from a student's class schedule completely and will not appear on the academic transcript. Students may withdraw from a course without academic penalty (earn a grade of W) during the Individual Course Withdrawal period through their MyLander account. Please see the Academic Calendar for specific drop/withdrawal dates.

After the course withdrawal period, if circumstances arise which would directly impact the student's ability to fulfill the course requirements of a specific class, the student may complete an Academic Petition form to withdraw from individual classes. The Petition will be considered only if it presents circumstances which are 1) compelling, 2) non‑academic and 3) beyond the control of the student (e.g., extended illness or related distress) and which 4) would directly impact the student's ability to fulfill the course requirements.

Official Withdrawal

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from all classes must complete an Official Withdrawal/Temporary Leave Form. MyLander will not allow students to withdraw from all courses. A complete withdrawal after the course Drop/Add period will result in grades of W for all registered coursework. Students may not completely withdraw following the last day of classes for each semester or summer term.

A student who completely withdraws from the University must submit a new application for admission in order to be readmitted to the University unless the student is granted a Temporary Leave.

If you need to withdraw from all classes, please complete an Official Withdrawal/Temporary Leave Form in the Academic Success Center.

Temporary Leave

Students who intend to re-enroll at Lander after an attendance break of one or two regular semesters may request an Official Temporary Leave. Such a leave may be granted for either one or two regular semesters if the applicant is in good academic standing. Completion of the application and approval of the request constitutes a contract between Lander and the student involved. This contract obligates Lander to furnish access to certain services during the non‑enrollment period and binds the student to re-enroll by no later than the mutually‑agreed‑upon date.

If you need to complete a Temporary Leave, please complete an Official Withdrawal/Temporary Leave Form in the Academic Success Center.

Students approved for a Temporary Leave are eligible for:

  1. Registration for classes without the necessity of applying for readmission (as long as the application for a Temporary Leave is processed no later than two weeks prior to the registration in question)
  2. Participation in residence hall room requests at the same time as students currently in residence (as long as the application for a Temporary Leave is processed at least two weeks prior to the appropriate housing deadlines)
  3. Certain University scholarships
  4. Use of the Jackson Library with a temporary ID.

Students not eligible for Temporary Leave:

  • Foreign students, because of Federal laws governing them, may not have a break in their studies except during the summer.
  • Special/Non-Degree students, whether undergraduate or graduate, admitted for one semester only