Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Total University Withdrawal Policy

The Total University Withdrawal Policy provides students who are unable to complete a term with the option of withdrawing from all classes, and thus from the university, for that term. During the fall and spring semesters, Total University Withdrawals may be processed between the first day of classes and the end of the 11th week of the term. During summer and winter terms, the deadline is the two-thirds point of each course for which the student is registered. Questions about academic impact of withdrawal should be directed to the Department for Disability Access and Advising (see “Process” below). Questions about the financial impact of withdrawal should be addressed to the Office of Student Billing and/or the Office of Financial Aid.

Late Withdrawal: Any undergraduate student who needs to withdraw from the university after the deadline must process a waiver through the office of the dean of his or her college. Approval of the waiver is contingent on documentation of catastrophic circumstances preventing the student from completing the term. Approved waivers must be submitted to the Department for Disability Access and Advising and attached to the Total University Withdrawal form for processing as below.

Involuntary Withdrawal: Any undergraduate student involuntarily withdrawing from the university as a result of suspension or expulsion unrelated to violations of the Academic Integrity Policy will automatically have the designation of “W” assigned to each registered course as a result of such judicial action.

Process: Undergraduate students voluntarily withdrawing from the university should first review information on withdrawals on the Academic Success Center website ( and confirm the financial impact of withdrawal by meeting with a representative from Financial Aid. Then they must process a Total University Withdrawal Form either via MyIUP ( or by form completion with the Office of Student Advocate. Once the Total University Withdrawal has been processed, a withdrawal designation (“W”) will be assigned to all registered courses from which the student is withdrawing. There are no financial leniencies for withdrawals caused by medical situations. IUP’s percentage of forfeiture rates follow state and federal dictates, which do not address medical situations.

Readmission: Students should refer to the Readmission Policy in the Admissions section of this catalog for further information about returning to IUP.