Students may elect to withdraw from courses for any reason for a maximum of 14 semester hours during their SUNY Potsdam College career. "W" grades confer no credit and do not affect the grade point average.
Withdrawal for students with a documented medical or other emergency may apply for an Emergency/Medical Withdrawal at the Student Success Center (Sisson 128) at any time. An emergency withdrawal will be noted on the permanent record as "W*" and will not be considered as part of the 14 hour maximum. Withdrawal due to a call to active military duty will be noted on the permanent record as "M*" and will not count toward the 14 hour limit.
Students may exercise this right only before the end of the eighth week of classes in the current semester. Check out the date and deadlines on the academic calendar.
In such cases, a "W" is noted on the permanent record. For full-time students, dropping below 12 semester hours due to withdrawals may have an effect on financial aid eligibility.
To withdraw from a course, obtain a Withdrawal Form from the Registrar's Office. Complete the form and return it to the Registrar's Office prior to the eighth week of classes for the semester.