During the student-initiated withdrawal period, students must withdraw themselves through the GoWMU portal. If they have a hold on their account that prevents them from withdrawing on their own, they should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from their student wmich.edu account to request a withdrawal. Students without internet access must go to the Registrar’s office in person to complete paperwork for the withdrawal. Please go to www.wmich.edu/registrar to determine the last day of the student-initiated withdrawal period for any given semester.
After the student-initiated withdrawal period has passed, the only way to withdraw from a course is to meet the definition of hardship:
What may constitute a hardship?
What may not constitute a hardship?
Students have 12 months from the time grades post to engage in the Appeal for a Hardship Withdrawal process. Beyond 12 months, students must seek an exception from the Provost through the Office of the Ombudsman, but must still meet the above hardship criteria in order to seek an exception. In order to seek an exception to the 12 month deadline, students must demonstrate that extenuating circumstances beyond their control prevented them from pursuing a hardship withdrawal within the 12 month time line.