You may add classes through the third day of instruction. From the fourth through the 10th day of instruction, the instructor’s written permission is required. Restrictions may apply; be sure to check with the instructor.
Students may withdraw from a class and not have a 'W' appear on their transcript if submitted prior to the 10th instructional day of the quarter. The last day to withdraw from a class is generally the last day of the eighth week of instruction. Students withdrawing from courses after the 10th day will receive a 'W' on their transcript.
Note that refunds for federal financial aid recipients are calculated according to federal regulations. Any student receiving financial aid is advised to speak with Financial Aid staff prior to withdrawing from a class as there may be a negative impact on a student's ability to receive financial aid in the future and the student may owe a return of funds. Students should review the Financial Aid Handbook located at lowercolumbia.edu/financial-aid/forms or consult the Financial Aid Office.
Students are encouraged to meet with their counselor or advisor and instructor prior to withdrawing from a class or from college. The counselor or advisor will review with the student the implications of withdrawing and other possible options.
For a full tuition refund, you must withdraw prior to the sixth instructional day of the quarter; for a 50% refund, you must withdraw prior to the 20th calendar day of the quarter.
Withdrawal from a course must be officially processed through the Registrar's office by 5:00 pm on the final withdrawal day. The last day to withdraw from a class is the last day of the eighth week of instruction (LCC policy 468).
Please see the academic calendar located at lowercolumbia.edu/calendar/academic for exact dates and deadlines related to withdrawals and refunds.
Students should attend scheduled class sessions. Non-attending students should contact their instructor in person, by phone, or by email and notify them of their intention to remain enrolled or they will be administratively withdrawn by the instructor during the first five instructional days of the quarter. An instructor will initiate a withdrawal for a non-attending student at any point during the first five instructional days of the quarter if the student does not attend class and fails to contact the instructor to indicate their intention to remain enrolled.