Late Withdrawal Appeals

Withdrawal after the final drop deadline is granted only for severe extenuating circumstances. Please review the withdrawal and appeal instructions provided below.

Withdrawal Deadline

You may withdraw from a course for any reason up until the course withdrawal deadline. It is your responsibility as a student to be aware of these deadlines and to process course withdrawals prior to the deadlines. See student financial responsibility.

Extenuating Circumstances

Late withdrawals are granted by the Registrar only for documented, severe extenuating circumstances such as a death in the family, illness or incapacity of the student, etc. Documentation must be submitted with the appeal and must show how the circumstance prevented withdrawal by the deadline date.

Appeal Form Instructions

Students who feel their circumstance may warrant approval of a late withdrawal may submit an appeal in writing to the Records Office. Appeals should be submitted no later than one semester following the enrollment in the course unless good cause is shown for the delay. To submit an appeal for a late withdrawal, download the Appeal Form for Credit Courses and check the "Withdrawal Appeal" option.

Appeal forms may be submitted, with attached documentation, to the Success Center, located on the second floor of the Student Center. Or forms may be mailed to the JCCC Records office.

Transcript Notation of Late Withdrawal

When students withdraw from a course after approximately one-fourth of the course has passed, the withdrawal is noted on the official transcript with a “W”. The “W” notation does not impact the student’s grade point average (GPA). It serves as a record of the withdrawal for audit purposes. Requests to have the “W” removed from the record will be denied.

For questions regarding appeals for late withdrawals, please call the Student Success Center for registration assistance.