Important EFSC Course Withdrawal Information

Before withdrawing from a course at Eastern Florida State College, students must read the following information and understand the impact and conditions of course withdrawal.

What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing a course?

The difference between dropping and withdrawing from a course is based on the time of the semester at which the student takes action:

  • Drop: Student may complete the drop online via Titan web, or student must complete the Registration Worksheet and submit to Advising. Dropping a course must be done on or before the Last Day to Drop with Refund published in the online Academic Calendar.
      • If a student drops a course, the course will not be included on the transcript and the student will receive a refund of tuition and fees paid for the course.
  • Withdraw: Student must complete the Course Withdrawal Form and meet with a Student Advisor on or before the withdrawal date published in the online Academic Calendar.
      • If a student withdraws from a course, the course will be included on the transcript as a course attempt with a final grade of "W" and the student will not receive a refund of tuition. Student will be responsible for all associated course fees.

Please note: Dropping or withdrawing a course must be completed per above. “Walking away” from a course, without officially dropping or withdrawing, may adversely affect the student’s transcript and/or academic standing.

If a student withdraws from a course, the course will be included on the transcript with a 'W.' This 'W' indicates to transcript reviewers that the student attempted the course but eventually withdrew prior to completing the course for a letter grade. 'W's do not count towards a student's Eastern Florida State College GPA but do count as course attempts. Students will not receive a refund of tuition and fees paid for the course if they withdraw.

BEFORE YOU WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE, you should be aware that course withdrawals:
  • Will increase the cost of your education
  • May affect your financial aid status, including the requirement to repay a portion of federal aid
  • May affect your transfer grade point average
  • May result in your having to pay, per State statute, the full cost tuition to retake the course
  • May affect your anticipated graduation date
  • May result in your being denied admission to limited access programs
  • May affect your immigration status if you are attending EFSC on a non-immigrant visa
  • Will result in your required repayment of course fees paid by a Bright Futures scholarship

To withdraw from a course(s) you must complete a Course Withdrawal Form and submit it to the campus Admissions and Records Office. The withdrawal deadlines for each term are published in the current online Academic Calendar. All requests for withdrawals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the withdrawal deadline date.

Before you withdraw:
  • Talk with your professor to discuss your progress in the course.
  • See a Student Advisor to discuss how a withdrawal will affect your career and education plans.
  • Contact your campus Financial Aid office to review the status of your financial aid.
Conditions That Apply to a First or Second Attempt in a Course

On or Before the Withdrawal Deadline: During a first or second attempt in the same course at EFSC, if you withdraw, you will receive a ‘W’ - Withdrawn and the withdrawal will count as an attempt at that course. You will not receive credit for the course, and the ‘W’ will not be calculated in your grade point average at EFSC; however, the enrollment will count in your total attempts in the specific course. Please note that federal financial aid will only pay for ONE repetition of a previously passed course.
Following withdrawal, you MAY NOT continue to attend the course for the remainder of the term.

After the Withdrawal Deadline: A student is not permitted to withdraw after the withdrawal deadline.

Conditions That Apply to a Third Attempt in a Course

Per FL statute, you may have only three attempts per course at EFSC, including the original grade, repeat grades, and withdrawals. Upon the third attempt,

  • you will be charged full cost tuition;
  • you will receive a letter grade;
  • you cannot withdraw from the course.

Dual enrollment students may not attempt a class a third time.

Administrative Withdrawal or Withdrawal for Non-Attendance

(Ref. EFSC Procedure 415: Class Attendance and Withdrawal)

You may be administratively withdrawn without your permission for non-compliance with Florida statutes and rules or EFSC policies and procedures related to student behavior and conduct. If you are administratively withdrawn from a course, you will receive a final grade of ‘W’.

A student who is excessively absent from class may be subject to administrative withdrawal from class. It is up to the instructor to decide whether the student is permitted to make up missed work. “Excessive absences” is defined as being absent more than 15% of class meetings (more than twice the number of class hours in one week.)  Individual instructors must report students who never attend or stop attending class during the open reporting periods.  Students who are reported as not attending will receive a final grade of ‘W7’ - Withdrawn Never Attended or ‘W8’ - Withdrawn Stopped Attending.

I have read the above information and will continue the course withdrawal process using the proper form link below (note separate form for dual enrolled students).