POLICY & PROCEDURES MEMORANDUM
July 1, 2003*
(*Title Update 2/4/09)
DCI 1441.1 (8/1/90)
Academic Affairs (AA)
It is anticipated that students may be unable to complete classes in which they enroll at
Delgado Community College. It is also anticipated that students may be unable to continue their
enrollment at the College after the semester or session has begun. Students may drop a class or
classes and/or may withdraw from the College in accordance with the specific procedures outlined
in this memorandum.
PROCEDURES & SPECIFIC INFORMATION
To publish the procedures for dropping a class or classes and/or withdrawing
from the College.
Scope and Applicability
This policy applies to all campuses and sites of Delgado Community College.
A student is responsible for dropping classes or withdrawing from the College if
he/she is unable to complete a class or classes. A student must not assume that a
faculty member will drop the student from a class. Failure to officially drop a
class or withdraw from the College may result in the student receiving a low or
failing grade in the course.
AA-1441.1A July 1, 2003
*Title Updates 2/4/09
B. A student may drop a class or classes and/or may withdraw from the College
within the deadlines published in the Academic Calendar, which is published in
for that semester or session.
C. A student who drops a class after the official fourteenth day of class and prior to
the deadline designated on the Academic Calendar in the
dropping with a “W” will receive a “W” for the course.
D. A “W” does not compute into the student’s semester or cumulative grade point
average; a “W” indicates that the student enrolled in the class and the student
was subsequently dropped from the class prior to the deadline for dropping
classes with a “W”.
E. After the published deadline, a student may not drop a class or withdraw from the
College. However, in extraordinary cases, the Division Dean may authorize
withdrawal from the College or the dropping of a class with a “W” after the deadline.
Extraordinary cases do not include dissatisfaction with an anticipated grade or the
decision to change a major.
F. Students may officially drop a class or classes through the campus
Registrar’s/Records Office or on the Delgado web site. To withdraw from the
College, however, a student must withdraw in person at the campus locations listed in
the “Academic Policies and Procedures” section of the
is effective immediately upon submission of the official Withdrawal Form to the
G. Students may be dropped by the instructor of the class due to excessive absences,
using the Instructor's Action Form for Student Absences, Form 1444/001,
H. A student who has been dropped by the instructor or who has dropped classes
themselves may request a reinstatement. (See section on “Challenges/Appeals of
Drop Due to Excessive Absences” in the College’s Academic Appeals Procedures
policy.) If the reinstatement is approved by the instructor and the respective Division
Dean for the course, the student may process the paperwork in the Office of the
Registrar. The approved paperwork must be received by the Registrar’s Office by the
deadline for reinstatement in the Academic Calendar, which is published in the
July 1, 2003 AA-1441.1A
*Title Updates 2/4/09
This policy and procedures memorandum cancels DCI 1441.1,
dated August 1, 1990.
Attachment A -
Instructor's Action Form for Student Absences (Form 1444/001)
Academic Affairs Council 6/26/03
Executive Council 7/1/03
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