The last day to withdraw from a regularly scheduled semester class is Friday of the twelfth week of the semester. A withdrawal form must be completed, signed and submitted to Enrollment, Financial and Career Services. Withdrawal from the College consists of withdrawing from all enrolled courses. Students who withdraw from all courses cease to be LCCC students for the semester from which they have withdrawn.
A student who stops attending any class without following the withdrawal procedure continues to be enrolled. For these classes a grade will be assigned and no refund of instructional or of any other fees will be considered.
Withdrawals from credit courses offered differently than the traditional semester calendar will be calculated proportionately to and consistent with institutional policy.
Students with documented, extenuating circumstances may be eligible for an administrative withdrawal by the dean of the division in which the course or courses are taught. The request for an administrative withdrawal must be made in writing to the dean of the division with any supporting documentation. This must occur before the last official day of the semester. After the last official day of the semester, withdrawal requests will be reviewed by the dean of Enrollment Services and/or the associate registrar.
Guidelines for Administrative Withdrawals
Administrative withdrawals are only considered when an extenuating circumstance (that can be documented): 1) interferes with a student’s ability to attend class—resulting in an inordinate number of absences, or 2) prevents a student from meeting the established course withdrawal deadline.
A petition for an administrative withdrawal from a course must be submitted in writing. Documentation that substantiates the reason for the request must be attached to the petition. Original documents that have been issued by a third-party institution (medical documents, court documents, a statement from one’s employer, etc.) are considered to be acceptable forms of documentation. Documentation should be signed, dated, and written on the institution’s letterhead.
The following items constitute acceptable forms of documentation (including but not limited to):
- Court documents
- Medical documents
- Signed and dated statement from one’s employer/supervisor (written on letterhead)
- Signed and dated statement from one’s physician (written on letterhead)
- Document issued by a third-party institution (i.e. – school, hospital, company, etc. written on letterhead)
- Documents that have been faxed directly to LCCC from the issuing institution
The following items constitute unacceptable forms of documentation (including but not limited to):
- Written note from a relative, friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc.
- Documents that have not been signed/dated or not printed on letterhead
- Documents that do not establish a connection or relationship to the individual requesting the administrative withdrawal (i.e. – medical document that does specifically indicate that student serves as primary caregiver for patient, etc.)
An administrative withdrawal will not be granted if the documentation does not substantiate the reason that was presented as the basis for the request. Approval of the request will be at the discretion of the Dean of the Division from which the course originates. Additionally, it should be noted that the submission of a request for an administrative withdrawal, does not guarantee that the request will be approved.