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Withdrawal Information

Changing Your Schedule During Drop/Add

There is a short period at the beginning of each new semester during which students are permitted to add and/or drop course(s) without penalty. If the student is within a semester’s Add/Drop period and wants to make changes to their schedule, please use the Add or Drop a Course link under the Nighthawk Course Scheduler in Banner. If the student has a hold and cannot make changes, please resolve the hold by the deadline.

Withdrawal After the Drop/Add Period

After the add/drop period, students may request a withdrawal from a course(s) via Banner under the Nighthawk Course Scheduler. Students will be able to withdraw from one or more courses (at least one course will remain on schedule) or withdraw from all courses (no courses will remain on schedule).

Withdrawal Impacts

A withdrawal can impact a student financially, academically, and otherwise. Students who request to withdraw from a course before the semester’s withdrawal deadline will receive a grade of W, which does not have any impact on a student’s GPA. Withdrawal requests submitted after the withdrawal deadline will result in a WF (withdrawal fail), which will negatively impact a student’s GPA.

Before You Submit a Withdrawal Request

Before a student submits a withdrawal request, we strongly encourage they speak to Financial Aid about any financial impact of a withdrawal especially regarding satisfactory academic progress. Please also be aware that upon the processing of a complete semester withdrawal, a partial refund of tuition and fees will be processed.

A complete withdrawal is a withdrawal from all courses (no courses will remain on schedule). Individual course withdrawals will not generate a refund. Please contact the Business Office with questions about refunds.

Note: Every student's situation may be different and if you are unsure how the withdrawal will affect you, please contact your financial aid counselor.

Withdrawal Deadlines

For further information on withdrawals and their potential effects, please review the following policies from Academic Affairs:

How to Withdraw from a Course While Still Enrolled in Others

If a student requests to withdraw for one or more course(s) but remain enrolled in at least one course, they should go to Banner Web and follow these steps:

  1. Select the Student tab
  2. Select Nighthawk Course Scheduler
  3. Select withdraw from one or more course(s) (at least 1 course will remain on schedule)
  4. Choose the courses you would like to withdrawal from and submit.
  5. Optional: Complete the Partial Withdrawal Opt-in Outreach form. Opt-in to outreach from a university staff member to discuss your withdrawal. Students can opt-in to this outreach by following instruction in the confirmation email you receive after withdrawing.

How to Withdraw from All Courses

If a student requests to withdraw from all courses (no courses will remain on schedule) they should submit a Full Withdrawal Request form through Banner Web by following these steps:

  1. Select the Student tab
  2. Select Nighthawk Course Scheduler
  3. Select withdraw from all course(s) (no courses will remain on schedule)
  4. Student will be taken to the Withdrawal Request Form that they must complete for their withdrawal request to be submitted.
  5. After the request is submitted, they will be contacted by a university staff member prior to approval. The university staff member will discuss the withdraw with them based on their unique situation, discuss possible implications for withdrawal, and offer resources to help.

Other Types of Withdrawals

Hardship Withdrawal

If a student is unable to successfully complete a semester due to a physical, mental, emotional, or psychological condition, they may request a hardship withdrawal through the Dean of Students. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students for further assistance.

Military Withdrawal

If a student has received military orders that may impact their ability to complete the semester, they may submit a copy of their orders and any supporting documentation to the Registrar’s Office.

Have Holds?

For mandatory advising holds, contact your academic advisor to schedule a meeting. Once you have met and satisfied the reason for the hold, the hold will be lifted and you will be able to withdraw via Banner.

For all other holds, visit the student holds page to learn how to resolve this matter. Once you have satisfied the reason for the hold, the hold will be lifted and you will be able to withdraw from via Banner.

If a student is unable to resolve a hold that is preventing a partial withdrawal in Banner, they can fill out an  Electronic Form for Students Requesting Withdrawal with Holds.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please email withdrawal@ung.edu for further assistance.

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