Drop Policy

Policy #: 
ACD 101.004
Executive Owner: 

AdventHealth University student body.


To define when and how students must withdraw from AHU courses, how grades are assigned, and when any penalty may apply.


It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw in writing to the Office of the Registrar prior to the deadline published in the Academic Catalog. The student must submit a completed drop form by the deadline. The assigned grade is determined by the date the student or faculty member notifies the office, not the last date of attendance. The last day to drop a course is determined by the week number in the session. Students may withdraw during the first week of the course without penalty. No record will appear on the permanent academic record. Beginning with the second week of the course to the published Drop deadline, students will receive a “W” for the course. Students who withdraw after the published deadline will receive a “WF” for the course.


W: Withdrawal
WF: Withdrawal, Failing. This grade is equivalent to a failure.



CommitteeDate Voted
President's CouncilWednesday, April 19, 2017
Approved by: 
Approval Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Review Date: 
Friday, January 8, 2021