Withdrawal Procedures, Deadlines & Refund Policy (Fall)

(Fall 2014)

Drop/Withdrawal Policy
Courses dropped through the Final Add/Drop deadline will be removed from the records. Courses withdrawn after the Final Add/Drop deadline through the ninth week of the semester will be recorded as WD's.

Adjustments of tuition and fees and Non-Academic Withdrawal Policy

Drop/Withdrawal/Refund Schedule for Fall 2014 Classes

100% Refund during the first week of the semester for full term courses and prior to the third class meeting for all short term courses and other courses that meet less than full term (courses dropped).

50% Refund during the first third of the semester for full term courses or its equivalent for short term courses and other courses that meet less than full term (courses recorded as WD).

No Refund
after the first third through the ninth week of the semester for full term courses (courses recorded as WD). No refund after the first third until the midpoint for courses that meet less than full term (courses recorded as WD).

September 3, 2014 - September 9, 2014 - Final Add/Drop Period for full-term Fall 2013 semester courses.

FULL SEMESTER COURSES
(meeting September 3, 2014 - December 18, 2014)

100% refund  -
September 9, 2014
50% refund  -
October 7, 2014
0% refund  -
November 5, 2014

SHORT TERM I COURSES
(meeting September 3, 2014 - October 21, 2014)

100% refund  -
Prior to third class meeting
50% refund  -
September 19, 2014
0% refund  -
September 29, 2014

SHORT TERM II COURSES
(meeting October 22, 2014 - December 18, 2014)

100% refund  -
Prior to third class meeting
50% refund  -
November 7, 2014
0% refund  -
November 17, 2014

Students who drop a course through WESS are responsible for reviewing their schedule to make certain that they have indeed dropped the course.

Students may also drop a course by submitting a written withdrawal request either by mail, fax (973) 655-7371, or by completing a Course Withdrawal Form. Course Withdrawal Forms are available in the Office of the Registrar, College Hall - Room 204 or online. Please note the Office of the Registrar has a mail slot in which written requests may be submitted during non-office hours. Requests received before 8:30am on the morning after any deadline, will be accepted as meeting the specific deadline. For written withdrawals submitted, students will be given or sent acknowledgement. Any student who fails to receive such acknowledgement within one week should immediately notify the Office of the Registrar.

(NOTIFICATION TO THE INSTRUCTOR OR A "STOP PAYMENT" OF A CHECK DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY OR WITHDRAWAL FROM INDIVIDUAL COURSES).

The final deadline for withdrawal from courses which meet for the entire Fall 2014 semester is November 5, 2014. Withdrawal dates for Short-Term courses, which meet less than a full semester are outlined under the Short-Term headings above. The refund schedule refers to the percent reduction applicable to refundable charges only. Refunds for course withdrawals submitted in writing will be calculated based on the date of receipt of withdrawal, or from the date of the U.S. Postmark for those received through U.S. mail. All refunds are processed within these established deadlines, without exception. Tuition and fees are refunded in full if classes are discontinued by University authorities. Students who do not drop their courses according to the above procedures will receive the grade of "F" in those courses they ceased to attend and will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with those courses.

Withdrawal Procedures from the University

Undergraduate Students wishing to withdraw from the University must complete an official Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form: http://www.montclair.edu/student-development-campus-life/center-for-advising-student-transitions/academic-advising/withdrawal/. Students must withdraw from all of their classes via WESS prior to submitting the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form.

Graduate Students requesting a leave of absence or withdrawal from the University must complete an official Petition for Leave of Absence form: https://gradschool.montclair.edu/gradweb/forms/loa.php. Students must withdraw from all of their classes via WESS.

Notification to the Center for Advising and Student Transitions or The Graduate School does not constitute an official withdrawal from individual courses.