A college withdrawal may be appropriate for you if the deadline for dropping your course(s) has expired and you are unable to complete ALL of the courses you are currently registered for. Withdrawing from the college means that you are assigning yourself a grade of ‘W’ for each course you are currently registered for. Course withdrawals may impact your academic standing as they count as credits attempted but not successfully completed.
RCTC strongly recommends that you work with your advisor or counselor prior to withdrawing from college to achieve the best possible outcomes for your individual circumstances. Also you must notify the following offices if you are receiving benefits from them:
- Financial Aid Office
- Veterans Administration School Official
- SSSP (Student Support Services Program)
- International Student Advisor
College Withdrawal Period
Whether withdrawing from all courses at once or one at a time, the course withdrawal deadlines must be met. Courses that meet for the entire semester have a common deadline for withdrawal. Shorter courses (those that meet for a portion of the semester) have unique withdrawal deadlines.
Because of the difficult circumstances that lead a student to withdraw from college, the policy allows for a partial refund if done within specific deadlines as defined below:
Refund Table for Total College Withdrawal
|Fall Semester 2020|
|75% refund||Total college withdrawal processed through September 4|
|50% refund||Total college withdrawal processed through September 14|
|25% refund||Total college withdrawal processed through September 22|
|No refund||Total college withdrawal processed after September 22|
|Spring Semester 2021|
|75% refund||Total college withdrawal processed through January 25|
|50% refund||Total college withdrawal processed through February 1|
|25% refund||Total college withdrawal processed through February 8|
|No refund||Total college withdrawal processed after February 8|
|Summer Semester 2020|
|50% refund||Total college withdrawal processed through June 8
for classes that begin the week of May 26th
|No refund||Any other withdrawals|
How to Withdraw
You may withdraw at the registration counter during regular business hours or via your online account. To do so online, follow these instructions:
- login to your online account
- select the proper semester
- select the ‘registration’ tab
- select ‘edit/view class schedule’ from the menu
- select the course you wish to withdraw from
- Select ‘drop’ from the menu and click the ‘process’ button
- Enter your PIN or password
- You should receive a message; verify that the transaction was processed successfully or respond appropriately.
- Repeat steps 4 through 7 for each course.
RCTC will not withdraw you from courses through e-mail or telephone requests; you must utilize the registration counter or your online account for all transactions.
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