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What You Need to Know about Withdrawing: Deadlines

Students may request a Voluntary or Medical Withdrawal through the last day of classes of the semester. Students must take one full term away. However, students who withdraw by Add Date are eligible to apply for readmission for the next semester.

Any request made after the last day of classes will be processed for the next semester and will only be granted after review by the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) at end-of-term meetings. A Required Withdrawal voted by the CAP will supersede a student's request for a Voluntary or Medical Withdrawal.


Deadlines for submitting the readmission application are June 15 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. Supplemental material will be accepted until July 1 for the Fall semester and December 1 for the Spring semester. Requests for readmission are generally not processed for IAP or the Summer semester. Applications for readmission will not be reviewed until all materials are received and the application is complete. Readmission deadlines are firm, and requests to extend the deadline or to accept late applications will not be considered.