What is Late Withdrawal?

Late withdrawals are requests to withdraw that are submitted after the published withdrawal deadline due to mitigating circumstances.

The request form can found here: Late Request for Withdrawal from Class(es)

Problems with the online form should be directed to the Registrar’s Office (email: Registrar@Reynolds.edu, or Georgiadis Hall - Suite 207, Parham Campus).

What qualifies as Mitigating Circumstances?

Mitigating circumstances must have been severe, not foreseeable, and/or could not have been reasonably prevented during the time period in question. Examples of situations that may fall into this category include:

  • A major medical emergency or severe extended illness occurring during the semester in question, which requires hospitalization, is life threatening, prevents the student from attending classes, or is contagious and a danger to the rest of the College community. A written verification by the attending physician or licensed mental health therapist is required.
  • Death of the student or a member of the student’s immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, grandparent, or child). An obituary and/or death certificate is required.
  • Mobilization, deployment, change of duty station, or call to active duty for military students. A copy of the military orders is required.

Required Documents for Late Withdrawal Requests:

  • The late withdrawal form
  • A letter outlining the circumstances impacting the student's ability to perform in the course(s) in question, and detailing when the circumstances occurred within the semester in question.
  • Documentation from professional(s) verifying the circumstances, including when the circumstances occurred, and/or receipts or other documents that can verify the circumstances.