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Student-Initiated or Voluntary Withdrawal

Liability for certain College expenses begins on the first day of classes. Students who withdraw are entitled to refunds of personal funds paid according to set schedules determined by appropriate offices (e.g., Student Accounts for tuition liability; Housing for room liability, etc.). Specifics are available from the Student Accounts Office.

Voluntary Withdrawals. Voluntary withdrawals should be pursued if a student is transferring to another college, will be absent for more than one year, or has decided not to continue his/her education at Oneonta. This does not prevent such student from applying for readmission to SUNY Oneonta. Students who do withdraw and who subsequently wish to return to the College must follow the procedures for "Readmission".

Students leaving the College who do intend to return after one semester should check the criteria for Leaves of Absence (academic and non-academic) which do not require readmission.

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the College must do so by filing a "Voluntary Withdrawal" form with the Student Development Office, Netzer 119. Information and applications are also available at

Withdrawal Prior to Midterm. If a student officially withdraws from the College prior to the deadline for individual course withdrawals (one week past the midpoint of the semester), "W" grades will be assigned to all courses. No credit is earned for a grade of "W". Mini-courses and half-semester courses that end prior to withdrawal will be graded.

Withdrawal After the Midterm. If students officially withdraw from the College after the deadline for individual course withdrawals and up until two weeks prior to the beginning of final exams, they will receive a "W" with a parenthetical grade for each course, indicating the quality of their work up to the time of withdrawal. No credit is earned for a grade of "W". Mini courses and half-semester courses that end prior to withdrawal will be graded.

Deadline for Withdrawal from the College. Full-time students who are eligible to be enrolled during a semester, have not done so, and have not notified the Registrar’s Office that they are pursuing their degree on a "part-time" basis (nor have they graduated, withdrawn, or taken a Leave of Absence) will be "Administratively Withdrawn" from the College by the Office of the Registrar. Students who are administratively withdrawn and who wish to return must follow the procedures for "Readmission". Note: Students in some majors, by virtue of program registration with the State Education Department, may be required to fulfill the most recent program requirements. Administrative Withdrawal may impact a student’s financial aid. Students should contract the Financial Aid Office (Netzer 123, 607-436-2532) if they have questions.

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