A student who withdraws from a course after the official drop date (and before the final date to drop with a “W”) will receive a notation of “W” on their transcript for the course. Students who choose to withdraw from a course, must first contact the program director or course coordinator. Withdrawals must be made through and approved by petition submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The petition must be submitted during the semester during which the course in question occurs, and in accordance with the deadlines posted in the academic calendar and may not be made retroactively. The Dean will approve or deny the petition. Neither a grade nor credit will be given for a withdrawal; if successful completion of the class is required for graduation, the student may attempt the class again.