All Students, including regular (degree seeking), special (non-degree seeking) and All State University System (SUS) transient students, who wish to leave the university during a term, must formally withdraw. Withdrawal is a formal separation from the University. This process allows students to meet with their Academic Deans and/or professor(s) to determine their options. Dropping all classes does not constitute formal withdrawal. Dropping is a process of reducing a course load for a particular semester, usually one of two courses. Students who do not attend classes and think the course(s) will automatically be dropped due to non-attendance and fail to withdraw will be assigned grades of “F” for each course.
Yes, a withdrawal after the semester has ended is called a “Retroactive Withdrawal” and requires a written request. A Retroactive Withdrawal must be discussed with your Academic Dean prior to initiating the process.
If you are a financial aid recipient we recommend that you contact your financial aid representative to determine how withdrawing may affect your financial aid for the future.
We highly recommend that you speak with your professor(s) prior to withdrawing to determine your status in the course(s). Depending on the quality of work at the time of withdrawal, grades of “W” or “F” will be assigned by your instructor(s) and placed on the student’s transcript with the withdrawal statement.
Yes, the Office of Financial Services may be able to assist you with setting up a payment plan. If you are a financial aid recipient you are required to do an exit interview.
Yes, the withdrawal process requires the consideration of your academic dean. 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.
The statement “Withdrew from the University” will appear on the university transcripts of students who properly withdraw within the first seven weeks of class. After that and depending on the quality of work at the time of withdrawal, grades of “W” or “F” will be assigned by instructors and placed on the students’ transcript with the withdrawal statement above.
Yes, withdrawing could affect enrollment for the next semester. Your Academic Dean will determine re-entry and readmission for the next term of enrollment.
Yes, depending on the type of aid(s) you receive. Students who withdraw and have received state and/or federal financial aid (Title IV funds) will be required to repay the amount of unearned financial aid funds disbursed to them base upon your withdrawal date.
Yes, If you have entered into contractual agreement with University Housing, you must contact them to determine your responsibility.
If you are under 18 years of age, a parental statement is required prior to the processing of your withdrawal application. If you are over 18 years of age, your parents will not be notified.
An exit interview is a loan counseling session in which you are advised of your loan repayment schedule, obligations and rights to deferment and/or cancellation. Your school is required by the federal government to conduct this exit interview whenever you withdraw from the University.
Florida State University is required by the federal government to conduct this exit interview whenever you are no longer enrolled. Some reasons that Florida State University may require you to complete an exit interview are:
No, it does not mean that you cannot go back to school, transfer to a different school, or continue to receive financial aid.
Your account at the university could be placed on hold preventing you from registering for classes or requesting transcripts.