Course withdrawal

While at St. Lawrence, students are permitted two times to withdraw from a course. Unlike with an add/drop (available during the first seven days of the semester), the course remains on the student's transcript, with a “W” in lieu of a grade. Students may not withdraw from FYP or FYS.

The deadline to withdraw from a course is the end of the tenth week of classes for a regular semester course or end of the third week for a summer course.

Once the withdrawal deadline has passed, it is only possible to withdraw from a class with the approval of the Academic Petitions Committee. The petition must explain why the student was unable to submit the withdrawal request by the deadline.

For the complete policy, please see the "Withdrawal from a course" section of the most current University Catalog.

Students with financial aid should contact the Financial Aid office (Payson Hall, 315-229-5265), international students should contact the International Student Services office (Student Center, 315-229-5552), and NCAA athletes should contact the Athletic department (315-229-5466) before withdrawing, to understand any potential eligibility consequences of withdrawing from a course.


The withdrawal form is available from the Registrar's Office.