Drop/Withdrawal Policy

Effective Date: 2014-07-31

Drop/Withdrawal Policy

Students are responsible for maintaining written evidence of all drops/withdrawals. Telephone and email drops/withdrawals will not be accepted. Failure to attend classes or verbal notification to instructors does not constitute an official drop or withdrawal. Students who drop or withdraw without filing the proper form will receive a failing grade of F.

Melbourne Campus and Extended Studies Students

To add or drop a course, or withdraw from the university, a student must complete a Change in Registration Status form. Melbourne campus students withdrawing from the university are asked to complete a withdrawal survey in the Registration Center. Extended studies students are asked to complete the survey in the student’s site office.

Failure to attend classes or verbal notification to instructors does not constitute an official drop or withdrawal. Students who drop or withdraw without filing the proper form will receive a failing grade of F. When a Melbourne campus or extended studies student drops a course during the first two weeks of class (except in a summer term) the course will not appear on the permanent academic record.

After this date, a W will appear on the permanent record for each dropped course. The W is not used in the computation of the semester and cumulative grade point average. The last day to drop a course without receiving a failing grade is published in the academic calendar.

Florida Tech University Online Students

Students must withdraw through Access Florida Tech. Students can drop a course through the end of the first week of classes without receiving a grade of W. From the end of the first week through the end of the sixth week, a grade of W will be assigned. That grade will be reflected on their transcript, but not calculated into a grade point average. Withdrawals after week six will result in the grade earned in the class. To initiate a withdrawal from an online class, students must log into Access Florida Tech.

Withdrawals during week one are considered drops. A grade of W is not added to the transcript. Florida Tech University Online students can drop a course through the end of the first week of classes without receiving a grade of W.

If a Florida Tech University Online undergraduate student withdraws from Mastering eLearning (ASC 1006), a graded degree requirement for all Florida Tech University Online undergraduate degree programs, they will be required to register for it the next term they take courses. After three course withdrawals, a student will be placed in the lowest level mathematics and communication courses, usually determined by the diagnostic assessments from ASC 1006.