Students may be withdrawn, voluntarily or involuntarily, from any course(s) or program(s) of instruction at Southwest Georgia Technical College. Students may withdraw using the online self-withdrawal form. All withdrawals must be submitted prior to the Last Withdrawal Date, or they will not be processed. The Last Withdrawal Date is published here. The Online Withdrawal Form is located here.
1. Students who fail to attend the first class session will be withdrawn from the course by the instructor. The student will be assigned a NS (No-Show).
2. Students may elect to withdraw from a course during the drop period via Banner Web, or by contacting their Advisor or Student Affairs.
3. Any student registered for a course after the drop period ends, must either complete the course requirements or officially withdraw prior to the last day for withdrawal. To withdraw from one or more courses, the student must complete the Online Withdrawal Form. A student should not assume that non-attendance constitutes an official withdrawal. The published Last Withdrawal Date is the last date an official Withdrawal Form submitted to the Registrar’s Office will be processed. The last date a student can withdraw is the 60% mark as determined by Financial Aid. Students who withdraw prior to the Last Withdrawal Date, may be required to return a percentage of their Financial Aid award based on the percentage of the course attended prior to the Last Date of Attendance.
4. In accordance with a published course attendance statement, the instructor may elect to submit a Withdrawal Request when the student has been found to have violated the attendance statement for the course. Additionally, any student who fails to attend a course for fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days or who violates the respective course Attendance Statement (whichever occurs first), will be Administratively Withdrawn from a course by the course instructor. When calculating consecutive calendar days, calculations should include all weekdays and weekends, regardless if a class session occurred during that day or not. This information will be included in the course Attendance Statement.
5. Students wishing to appeal an Administrative Withdrawal due to attendance should see the Dean responsible for overseeing the primary instructor of the course from which the student was withdrawn.
6. This policy applies to all students regardless of delivery method.
7. Students who have been withdrawn from a program of instruction must reapply for admission.
Any student wishing to discontinue enrollment and/or attendance in any class at Southwest Georgia Technical College is responsible for formally withdrawing or dropping all courses for which they are enrolled (see To Drop/Add a course and the Withdrawal Policy in the Student Handbook). Failure to do so may result in:
1. Loss or severe penalty to Financial Aid Status (Includes Pell & HOPE).
2. Issuance of unsatisfactory or failing grades in each class.
3. Being placed in an unsatisfactory academic status.