Student Withdrawal from the University
The public comment period for this policy draft closed on April 24, 2017
Effective: Target effective date is July 1, 2017
Contact: Office of the Registrar
From time to time circumstances may arise that make students unable to continue their enrollment as an ISU student for the remainder of the current term. If the timing of this occurs after the first day of the term or any point prior to finals week, students must initiate the withdrawal process in order to formally discontinue their university enrollment. This is a collaborative process that requires student responsibility, student affairs and academic affairs partnership, and central coordination.
Undergraduate, graduate and professional students seeking to withdraw from Iowa State University as defined by this policy must comply with the processes established by the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawal from the university is categorized in four classifications, each with distinct processes and documentation requirements. These classifications include:
- Standard Withdrawal,
- Medical Withdrawal,
- Out of Term Withdrawal, and
- University Initiated Withdrawal.
Further, additional guidelines for returning to the university may apply for students who repeatedly request withdrawal to ensure appropriate support services are in place to facilitate student success. The applicable procedures and processes for each withdrawal classification are maintained by the Office of the Registrar. See http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/students/withdrawal.
Cancellation of course registration prior to the first day of the term (“Course Cancellation” or “Withdrawal from Admission”) is not within the purview of this policy.
- DRAFT Withdrawal Procedures
- Student Withdrawal from the University website (coming soon)
- Iowa State University Catalog
- Office of the Registrar
- Office of Student Financial Aid
- Student Assistance and Outreach
- University Academic Calendar
- Information on Academic Standing
- Information on Dropping a Course
- Information on Withdrawal
- Information on Tuition Adjustments
- Withdrawal due to Military Service
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- Student Disciplinary Regulations