Withdrawal Procedures

Withdrawal Procedures

Withdrawal Process

Deadlines for Submitting Withdrawal Form

  • Fall 2017
    December 8, 2017 (by 4 p.m.)

  • Spring 2018
    April 27, 2018 (by 4 p.m.)

  • Summer 2018
    Intersession – May 31, 2018 (by 4 p.m.)
    Session I – June 14, 2018 (by 4 p.m.)
    Session II – August 2, 2018 (by 4 p.m.)

Overview of Withdrawal Process

Withdrawal Checklist (share with parents and family)
Word Doc | Adobe PDF

Fall and Spring Withdrawal

  1. Student submits withdrawal form and completed checklist to the Penn State Altoona Registrar's Office.  A copy of both forms will be given to the student to share with parents and family and/or to retain for their own record.
  2. Penn State Altoona Registrar’s Office submits the completed form to UP for final processing
  3. All current semester courses will be noted as withdrawn (W) on the student’s transcript
  4. All future semester courses will be cancelled from the student’s record
  5. Once a withdrawal is processed, a student must file either a Re-Enrollment Form ($20 charge) or a Non-Degree Enrollment Form (depending on their academic status at the time of withdrawal) to return to Penn State.

Summer Withdrawal

  1. Student submits withdrawal form to the Penn State Altoona’s Registrar’s Office
  2. Penn State Altoona Registrar’s Office submits the completed form to UP for final processing
  3. All current semester courses will be noted as withdrawn (W) on the student’s transcript
  4. All Fall Semester courses will remain on the student’s record
  5. Student remains in active status in LionPATH; It is not necessary to file a re-enrollment or a non-degree enrollment form for the Fall Semester

Helpful Tips

  • Student should meet with the following individuals/offices BEFORE submitting a withdrawal:
    • Their adviser (to discuss any impact on future academic plans or possible alternatives to withdrawal)
    • Bursar’s and Financial Aid Offices (to discuss any impact on Student Aid or balance owed on their semester tuition)
    • Housing and Food Services Office (if student lives on-campus)
  • International Students may need to return to their home country immediately upon withdrawal from the University. It is essential that they meet with the Coordinator of International Student Services (Student Affairs) BEFORE submitting a withdrawal