Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Attachment #1
Faculty Senate Minutes
January 16, 2007

To: Faculty Senate From: Academic Policies Subject: Withdrawal End Dates

The Withdrawal Policy is under review as part of the Campus Management Commonality Actions. To meet the recommendation of this body, Academic Policies Committee requests changes to MUís current policy as listed below.

Section 3: Undergraduate Academic Policies
Course Policies : Withdrawal from a Course

For the Fall and Spring terms, a student may drop a course through the end of the first week. Courses dropped will not be entered on the studentís record. During the first week of classes, the signature of the course instructor (or their designee) is required to drop a course.

For the Fall and Spring terms, the "add" period is extended to Tuesday of the second week of the semester. The signature of the course instructor (or their designee) is required to add a course during the first week and two days of classes.

Prior to the first day of classes, faculty signatures are not required to drop or add a course.

Beginning with the second week and up to the end of the ninth week, students dropping a class will receive a grade of W. A withdraw grade of W does not carry any quality points and will not be calculated in the student's GPA. Comment [MU1]: Change to: Students will be permitted to withdraw from a course and receive a grade of ďWĒ up until the end of the tenth week of the semester. There will be no limit on the number of courses from which the student may withdraw. After the tenth week of the semester and through the last day of classes, students who withdraw will receive a grade which will be determined by the instructor consistent with university policy.

After the ninth week, a non-W grade will be awarded at the end of the semester according to the instructor's records.

It is the student's responsibility to make official changes to his/her class schedule. There is no automatic drop policy for non-attendance.

During the Summer and Winter sessions, the Registrar will determine equivalent dates for the no grade, W grade and regular grade periods. Comment [MU2]: Change to: Withdrawal periods will be prorated for summer and intersession terms.

This policy is approved for a one-year (two semester) trial basis. The affect [sic]of the change will be assessed at this time next year. (passed by Faculty Senate 3/5/02; approval effective Fall 2002.)

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