Withdrawal/Change in Status - Graduate Studies in Nursing
A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from the program or to take a temporary leave of absence is required to contact the Registration Change Counselor in the Office of Student Services to complete this process (email@example.com). Students in an onsite course must request the withdrawal from the Registration Change Counselor before the last class workshop. Students in an online course must request the withdrawal prior to the beginning of the last workshop. Failure to initiate an official withdrawal will result in a "No Credit" or an "F" grade for the student in those related courses. Students withdrawing from a class or transferring to another core group will be charged a $100 withdrawal fee.
A student who is temporarily withdrawing may request an individual leave of absence up to 180 days in a 12 month period. A student cannot request more than two leaves during a 12 month period, and the total number of days on leave may not exceed 180 days within a 12 month period. All leaves must be requested through the Office of Student Services.
If a student officially withdraws after a course has started, a grade of "W" will be assigned. An "F" will be assigned to a student who stops attending but does not officially withdraw. Students who never attend a class and do not withdraw will be administratively withdrawn from the course and from all subsequent courses. Students must then go through the normal readmittance process to return to class.
Students who are unable to complete a course or who receive an unsatisfactory grade for their specific program will be allowed to repeat that course with another group of students if arrangements are made with the Registration Change Counselor and the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing. Tuition and fees will be charged for repeating the course.
Students withdrawing from the first course of a core program must withdraw from the entire program and re-enter with another core group.
If, at a later time the student wishes to re-enter the program, a re-entry form must be submitted to the Office of Student Services. Receipt of the signed application will initiate a review of the student's academic file to determine remaining requirements. A student who was academically suspended from the graduate nursing program may make application to the Dean of the School of Nursing for readmission after six months. Students sitting out of a core program for more than 90 days are subject to a tuition increase upon returning. Students re-entering a core program after six months or more are subject to any changes in curriculum upon returning.
A student may re-enroll in the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing a maximum of two times without an appeal. A request for a third re-enrollment must be accompanied by a petition to the Chair of the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing. Re-enrollment will be dependent upon the decision of the Division Chair or the SON Student Life Council if the Chair determines a higher level of appeal is required.
Any change in registration may have an impact on the student's financial aid. Students should always check with the financial aid office before initiating a registration change.