Withdrawals from the College
Students may drop all classes online through the Add or Drop Classes link in Banner Web up until the first day of classes for the chosen semester. Beginning on the first day of classes, all students wishing to withdraw from the College must submit the online Request for Withdrawal Form to the Registration & Records Office (A201) via Banner Web. Withdrawals from the College are permitted through the 13th week of the semester for Fall and Spring semesters or before 85% completion of modular classes, Summer classes, or classes offered during the Winter intersession. Click here for a comprehensive list of withdrawal deadlines.
If you withdraw from Spring or Fall, you will be withdrawn from all future registered coursework. If you withdraw from an optional term such as Winter or Summer, you can elect to be withdrawn from future registered coursework. If you choose to return to NCCC, you must complete the readmission process.
**Passing some of your courses may be a better alternative than total withdrawal. Before you file the withdrawal form, it is advisable to speak with a counselor in Student Development (A131) to explore your options and receive important information. NCCC cares about your success.
Questions? Please feel free to call 716-614-6290 to arrange for an exit counseling appointment.
If you are ready to withdraw from the College, please log into Banner Web and following these steps:
- Click "Student & Financial Aid"
- Click "Registration"
- Click on "Withdraw from College (All Classes)"
- Enter your phone number and select the term from which you are withdrawing
- Read all info including the "Notice to Students Withdrawing from College"
- If you agree, check the acceptance box and click "Submit"
What you should know about your GRADES:
During the first three weeks of the semester, withdrawal results in deletion of all courses from your schedule.
After the first three weeks of the semester, if you withdraw from the college, you will receive an "X" grade for all of your current courses. If you choose to return to NCCC, you must complete the readmission process. If any modular courses have been completed, you will receive the grade earned and the course withdrawal policy/"W" grades will be applied to all other coursework. “X” or "W" grades do not affect GPA but do affect academic progress. Therefore, if you withdraw and receive “X” or "W" grades, you may be academically dismissed or put on academic probation at the end of the semester. If so, you will be sent a letter explaining your options.
What you should know about your BILL/FINANCIAL AID:
Only withdrawal prior to the first day of the semester results in a full refund or bill cancellation. The College’s refund policy is as follows:
- Withdrawal during 1st week of semester = 75% bill cancellation
- Withdrawal during 2nd week of semester = 50% bill cancellation
- Withdrawal during 3rd week of semester = 25% bill cancellation
Withdrawal from the College normally affects Financial Aid. Your award may be reduced or eliminated this semester. As a result, you may receive a bill for tuition, books, fees, etc.
Financial Aid may also be cut off next semester. If a student has reasonable circumstances which led to the withdrawal, an appeal may be filed to request reinstatement of Financial Aid for the next semester.
Please see the Financial Aid Office (A114) or call 614-6266 for clarification.
All students are encouraged to contact Student Development (A131) or call 716-614-6490 before you complete this process; especially the following students that may be additionally impacted:
- International Student
- Reside in on-campus housing
- On waiting list for change of curriculum
What to do when you’re ready to return:
Readmission: Contact the Admissions Office (A105) to file a readmit form or file on-line at www.niagaracc.suny.edu
Financial Aid: Apply for Financial Aid every year, preferably in February or March. For students who withdraw in the fall and desire a spring loan, a new loan form must be submitted.