Academic Services (Registrar)

Withdrawal Policy

Complete Withdrawal from the Law School

Withdrawal is defined as completely withdrawing enrollment from all registered classes. Complete withdrawal before the beginning of the term start date will result in no financial responsibility. Complete withdrawal from all classes after the term start date will result in tuition charges according to the refund policy schedule.

When a student drops classes (not a complete withdrawal) after the final drop date, the student will be charged in full for the course.

When a student completely withdraws from the law school, charges are based on the effective withdrawal date determined by the Business Office. A student's effective withdrawal date is the last date of academic attendance.

Students receiving financial aid are required to first contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss the impact of a withdrawal on academic progress and financial aid eligibility.

To withdraw or transfer from the law school, a student must complete the Withdrawal Form, bring their completed form to the Office of Financial Aid for approval, and then submit the signed form to the Registrar's Office. All students must complete the form; there are no exceptions to this withdrawal procedure.

Ceasing to attend, or notifying the professor, or nonpayment of tuition does not constitute an authorized withdrawal from class and will result in academic, as well as financial, penalty.

Schedule Changes

Students may add credits to their class schedule on eCommons through the first week of the fall and spring term and drop credits to their schedule up through the second week of the fall and spring term. Students may add and drop courses through the first week of the summer term. After the add/drop period, a student must visit the Academic Services Office or the Graduate Center to change his/her schedule. No changes in schedule after add/drop date will result in refunds.

Schedule changes made before the official term start date or course start date have no financial impact.

Leave of Absence

A student may apply for leave of absence for military or serious medical reasons. Students may not take a Leave of Absence for more than an academic semester. If a student plans to take a leave for more than an academic semester in length, or if the student does not return at the end of the one semester leave, it will be considered a complete withdrawal. Any student wishing to take a leave of absence must complete the Withdrawal Form, bring their completed form to the Office of Financial Aid for sign off, and then submit the signed form to Academic Services.