[h4]WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE[/h4] Students are expected to honor the schedule of classes selected at the beginning of the semester. There may be instances, however, when the student wishes to withdraw from a course after the end of the Drop period. The decision to withdraw from a course must be made in consultation with the faculty advisor and the instructor of the course. Forms for withdrawing from class after the end of the Drop period are available in the Registrar’s Office. Students must withdraw from a course within the time period indicated on the Academic Calendar. [h4]OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE INSTITUTION[/h4] When a student finds it necessary to withdraw from the institution before the end of a semester, he/she needs to obtain an Official Withdrawal Form from the Office of the Registrar, secure the required signatures, and return the form to the Registrar’s Office. This procedure must be followed in its entirety for the student to be considered “officially withdrawn.” [info_box] Any student leaving without completing the official withdrawal process receives a grade of “F” (Failure) in each course in which he/she was enrolled.