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CCU Withdrawal Options

Thinking of Withdrawing? Before you view the various options for withdrawal below, visit What to Know before Withdrawing from Finanical Aid and Scholarships.

Regular Semester Withdrawal

CONTACT
Academic Resource Center
Kearns 216
843-349-2821
withdraw@coastal.edu

A Regular Semester Withdrawal is a voluntary withdrawal of course(s) during a regular semester. Transcripts will read “W” for the course(s) withdrawn. Withdrawal must be completed by deadline to prevent academic penalty; please see Academic Calendar.

Before withdrawal, consult with Financial Aid and Scholarships and see FAQs to consider regarding financial aid and scholarships.

Medical Withdrawal

CONTACT
Student Health Services
251 University Boulevard
843-349-6543

Medical withdrawals are processed by Student Health Services and may include all registered classes or partial withdrawal. Transcripts will read “W” for the course(s) withdrawn. Withdrawals will only be made for debilitating physical conditions. For additional information and related forms, visit Student Health Services.

Before withdrawal, consult with Financial Aid and Scholarships and see FAQs to consider regarding financial aid and scholarships.

Psychological Withdrawal

CONTACT
Counseling Services
251 University Boulevard
843-349-2305

Psychological withdrawals are processed by Counseling Services and may include all registered classes or partial withdrawal. Transcripts will read “W” for the course(s) withdrawn. Withdrawals will only be made for debilitating mental illness. For additional information and related forms, visit Counseling Services.

Before withdrawal, consult with Financial Aid and Scholarships and see FAQs to consider regarding financial aid and scholarships.

Extenuating Circumstances Withdrawal

CONTACT
Academic Advising

An Extenuating Circumstances Withdrawal applies to extenuating circumstances that significantly impact the student during semester, but do not meet criteria for Medical/Psychological Withdrawal. An Extenuating Circumstances Withdrawal can be requested up to the day before the last day of the regular semester. Students requesting a withdrawal after the deadline will need to submit an Academic General Petition to the associate dean of the college for the student’s major.

Before withdrawal, consult with Financial Aid and Scholarships and see FAQs to consider regarding financial aid and scholarships.

Related forms:
Request for Withdrawal from Courses due to Extenuating Circumstances Form (PDF)
Academic General Petition Form (PDF)

Repeat Forgiveness

CONTACT
Academic Advising

Students are eligible for “repeat forgiveness” for up to 13 undergraduate credits. For credits granted under this option, Coastal Carolina University will exclude the grade and credit hours earned for the prior enrollment in the course when calculating the student’s cumulative GPA and earned credit hours. Both grades will appear on the transcript. Only course grades of C, D, D+, F, or WF are eligible for “repeat forgiveness.” "Repeat Forgiveness" is not available for courses in which the student received a CX, D+X, DX, or FX grade. Special topic courses taken under different titles are not eligible for “Repeat Forgiveness.”

Incomplete Grade

CONTACT
Professor

Students may request grades of Incomplete from faculty. Incompletes allow students to finish the remaining work in a course at a later date due to an extenuating circumstance. Grades of Incomplete are granted at the discretion of faculty, and typically work best when the student is good academic standing in the course and few assignments remain.

Before arranging an incomplete, consult with Financial Aid and Scholarships and see FAQs to consider regarding financial aid and scholarships.

Academic Suspension Appeal

CONTACT
Financial Aid and Scholarships
843-349-2313
Student Accounts
843-349-2159

Before you take any steps to appeal, make sure you fully understand your financial situation. The following tips may be helpful as you consider a appeal:

  1. Provide clear, specific reasoning outlining the circumstances that led to your suspension.
  2. What is your plan for the future? Be specific.
  3. What will be different? Be specific.
  4. What is your reasoning for failing to use your resources (e.g., Counseling Services, Student Health Services, communication with professor, full/partial withdrawal)?

Financial Aid and Scholarships
219 Baxley Hall, Chanticleer Drive East
P. O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
800-277-7000, ext. 2313 | 843-349-2313
843-349-2347 (fax)
finaid@coastal.edu

FAQs to consider regarding Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Can I drop a class?
  • If I drop a class, will I owe money back to the university?
  • Can you explain the type of financial aid I am receiving?
  • Can you explain the type of scholarships I have?
  • How many hours do I have to have to keep my scholarship?
  • What GPA do I need to maintain in order to keep my scholarship?
  • Am I at risk of losing my scholarships/financial aid?
  • Can I apply for additional aid?
  • How do I submit a financial aid appeal?

Conduct Suspension/Permanent Dismissal

CONTACT
Dean of Students Office – Student Conduct
Indigo Hall
843-349-4161

Students suspended or dismissed from the University in relation to a conduct issue do not need to take any action to withdraw from classes. Upon the close of the student’s appeal window (outlined in the student’s action plan letter), the Dean of Students Office will begin the withdrawal process on the student’s behalf. This process can take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete, but the date that the withdrawal goes into effect will be the same as outlined in the student’s action plan letter.

Financial credits or refunds related to a conduct suspension or dismissal are outlined in the Tuition Credit/Refund for a Disciplinary Suspension or Permanent Dismissal policy. Additional questions should be directed to the student conduct team within the Dean of Students Office.

RELATED UNIVERSITY POLICIES

Class Attendance Policy (STUD-332)

Withdrawal: Medical or Psychological Policy (STUD-301)

Student Complaints Policy (STUD-330)

Tuition Credit/Refund for a Disciplinary Suspension or Permanent Dismissal Policy (STUD-337)

View all University policies »


Contact Student Advocacy and Intervention

Contact Student Advocacy and Intervention through the Dean of Students Office at 843-349-4161 or email sai@coastal.edu.


Confidentiality

Student Advocacy and Intervention is not therapy. The laws that apply to a confidential therapeutic relationship do not apply to all helping relationships. There may be instances when information needs to be shared with other campus partners to ensure the safety of the campus community. While confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, information will only be shared strictly on a need-to-know basis. For effective coordination of services, you may be asked to sign a release of information.