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Dean of Students

Florida State University

Office of Withdrawal Services

Every college student, at some point, faces the possibility of enduring a hardship that may require withdrawal from the university.

The Withdrawal Services staff provides support to students and their families when a student’s enrollment is unexpectedly interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances (personal, family, medical or mental health reasons, and/or other crisis). Students who must leave during a current semester must officially withdraw (all classes) through the Dean of Students Department.

If a withdrawal is necessary, it is best to start with the Academic Dean of your College to discuss the implications and viability of withdrawing, as well as, any alternative academic options that may exist.

A Withdrawal Advisor will explain the withdrawal application process at its various stages, refers students to their Academic Dean and offers other University support services as needed. Students are notified of the final decision in writing and a University record of the completed withdrawal is maintained.

The Florida State University Center is located on the corner of West Pensacola Street and Champions Way. If you need directions, please visit our Contact Us page or call our office.

Upcoming Important Dates
    • January 8, 2018 – SPRING 2018 BEGINS.
    • January 11, 2018 – Administrative Cancellations (through Fourth Day of Classes) — Last Day to cancel enrollment and have fees removed (No withdrawal is needed).
    • February 2, 2018 (LAST DAY) – Up to the Fourth Week of Classes – Students withdrawing will receive a 25% Refund Adjustment without receiving a grade. Students will be liable for 75% of their tuition and fees.
    • February 23, 2018 – Seventh Week of Classes – Last day for students to withdraw without receiving grades; 100% liable for tuition and fees.
    • April 27, 2018 – Last Day to Officially withdraw from the University.
    • May 4, 2018 – SPRING 2018 SEMESTER ENDS.

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The Dean of Student Department supports an inclusive academic environment through education, empowerment, crisis management, and advocacy of students in collaboration with campus and community partners.

We welcome students and family members to connect with the Dean of Students Department if you are experiencing a crisis or just need someone to talk through a problem or experience you are having at Florida State University.

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