Enrolling in & Withdrawing from Courses

Adding a Course

Students may add a course during the add/drop period via the myWCU portal and after obtaining approval from their program adviser, graduate coordinator, and professor of the course.

Dropping a Course

  1. Students may drop any course from their schedule through the myWCU portal during the drop period. This drop period is during the first six calendar days of a typical semester (fall/spring) - or the equivalent time in summer sessions. This could end on a weekend day.
  2. A grade of W will be entered on the academic record of any student who drops a course between the end of the first week and before the end of the ninth class week or the equivalent in summer sessions. Course withdrawal forms are available on the Office of Graduate Studies website.

If a student is only scheduled for one course, then withdrawal from the course at any time is considered a withdrawal from the University.

Withdrawal from Courses in Summer Sessions

Students wishing to withdraw from summer sessions should follow the same procedure for withdrawal from a course. Withdrawal deadlines are adjusted appropriately in accordance with the summer calendar.

Withdrawal from the University

Students wishing to withdraw from the University must contact the Office of Graduate Studies and follow the prescribed procedures. If illness or some other emergency interrupts the student's work, he or she must notify the Office of the Graduate Studies immediately. Unless a student withdraws officially, F grades will be recorded for unfinished courses.

Involuntary Medical Withdrawal Policy

To foster an environment conducive to learning and assure the safety of the community, the University takes appropriate measures to address student conduct that is destructive to self or others or results in serious disruption of the learning environment. In extraordinary circumstances, the University may require a student to involuntarily withdraw from the University when it determines that the student poses a significant risk of harm and this measure is the only way to protect the student and/or others and/or to preserve the integrity of the learning environment.

Please refer to the following website for the entire West Chester University Involuntary Medical Withdrawal Policy.