Appeal for Late Withdrawal

Appeals for a late withdrawal after the student-initiated withdrawal deadline -- the ninth Friday after the first day of instruction -- are exceptions to policy and are allowed only in exceptional cases. Approval is not automatic, and you need to provide documented evidence to support your request. 

Acceptable serious and compelling reasons may include:

  • 1) death in immediate family;
  • 2) serious illness or injury of student or immediate family;
  • 3) factors outside of student's control (for example, fire, flood).

Failing a course, avoiding an unsatisfactory grade or ignorance of policies are not serious and compelling reason for seeking a late withdrawal and will not be approved.
Appeals for late withdrawals must be submitted within 30 class days after the beginning of the next regular semester.

Forms for an appeal for late withdrawals are available online, through the Office of the Registrar in Signers' Hall at the Fairbanks campus or through local campus student services offices.