Withdrawal Process and Timeline

The process to prepare your withdrawal request will differ depending on the time at which you plan to withdraw from classes.

Withdrawing Prior to Start of Term

Students who are enrolled, but do not plan to attend any courses for a future term, should initiate a term withdrawal in order to notify the university that they will not be attending for an upcoming Spring or Fall term.

  1. Consult with your advisor before initiating a withdrawal to discuss the academic implications of the intended withdrawal.
  2. Initiate your term withdrawal request through the MyPack Portal: Student Homepage > Planning & Enrollment tile > Term Withdraw menu item.

Withdrawing Prior to Drop/Revision Deadline

A current semester withdrawal prior to the drop/revision deadline removes you from all courses in a current semester. 

Undergraduate student withdrawals after the first day of classes, but prior to census date are recorded on the transcript with the notation “Term Withdrawal.”  Withdrawals after census are recorded on the transcript and dropped courses are noted with a grade of “W.”  All courses graded with “W” count towards attempted hours for Satisfactory Academic Progress calculations (https://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-05-03).

  1. Consult with your advisor before initiating a withdrawal to discuss the academic implications of the intended withdrawal.
  2. Initiate your term withdrawal request through theMyPack Portal: Student Homepage > Planning & Enrollment tile > Term Withdraw menu item.

Withdrawing After Drop/Revision Deadline

A current semester withdrawal after the drop/revision deadline removes you from all courses in a current semester.    

Withdrawals after the drop/revision deadline are approved by the university only under extenuating circumstances.  Documentation is required to support these requests. The documentation must provide evidence that the extenuating circumstances were unforeseeable and unavoidable and caused a serious disruption in academic functioning.  Submission of a withdrawal request after the drop/revision deadline is not guaranteed approval.  Students should have contingency plans in place in case a withdrawal request is delayed or denied.

  1. Consult with your advisor before initiating a withdrawal to discuss the academic implications of the intended withdrawal.
  2. Organize the details of your case. It’s often helpful to write a statement detailing the grounds for your request to withdraw (for example, what occurred, when it occurred, how it affected you, and what you have done or plan to do about it).
  3. Organize your documentation to verify the facts of your request.  You can obtain documentation from your healthcare or mental health provider by giving them this form
  4. Initiate your term withdrawal request through the MyPack Portal: Student Homepage > Planning & Enrollment tile > Term Withdraw menu item.
  5. Withdrawal requests after the Drop/Revision deadline require the approval of the Associate Dean of your college. There is no guarantee of approval so it is recommended that you have a contingency plan in mind in the event of a denial.
  6. Notification of the approval or denial of withdrawal requests will be communicated to students via their NC State email address.
  7. Students who are denied their request for a Term Withdrawal have the right to appeal the decision. Information regarding the process for the appeal is available via a link in the denial notification email. Appeals must be filed within ten (10) calendar days from the date of the notification of denial.