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Semester Withdrawal

 

Undergraduate - Official University Withdrawal Form

Graduate - Official University Withdrawal Form (see Graduate School section below)

 

Prior to the start of classes, you may send an email to registrar@binghamton.edu from your official BMail account if you will not be attending Binghamton.

THINGS TO KNOW:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY – SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

If an undergraduate international student (F-1/J-1 Visa): An international student must complete the Semester Withdrawal Form and go to the International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) Office, located in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, for a withdrawal consultation and required signature before submitting the withdrawal form to the Financial Aid and Student Records Office in Student Wing, Room 119.

If an undergraduate student who is in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): An EOP student must complete the Semester Withdrawal Form AND visit the EOP Office, located in Student Wing, Room 233, for a withdrawal consultation and required signature before submitting the withdrawal form to the Financial Aid and Student Records Office in Student Wing, Room 119.

If an undergraduate student withdraws for the semester to enter active military duty: Student must complete Semester Withdrawal Form AND provide written copies of deployment orders. U.S. citizens and U.S. veterans must notify the TRIO Office for Veterans Services at 607-777-2024. International students called to military service in their homeland, before commencing with withdrawing, need to contact the International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) Office at 607-777-2510 for information on appropriate departure procedures required under U.S. Immigration law.

If an undergraduate non-matriculated (also referred to as non-degree or continuing education) student: Student must complete the Semester Withdrawal Form and go to the Continuing Education & Outreach (CEO) Office, located in the Public Service Programs Center building, for a withdrawal consultation and required signature before submitting the withdrawal form to the Financial Aid and Student Records Office in Student Wing, Room 119.

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY – SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

If you are a funded graduate student: Student must complete the Semester Withdrawal Form and go to The Graduate School, located in the Couper Administration Building, Room 134, for a withdrawal consultation and required signature before submitting the withdrawal form to the Financial Aid and Student Records Office in Student Wing, Room 119.

If you are a graduate student who is called to active U.S. military duty: Student must complete Semester Withdrawal Form AND Student must provide written documentation of deployment orders to the TRIO Office for Veterans Services at 607-777-2024. Then, the student will be able to apply for a leave of absence from The Graduate School at 607-777-2151. Students on leave are excused from the registration requirement during the period of the leave. Leaves are normally granted for a period not exceeding 12 months. If possible, requests for leaves of absence should be submitted one month prior to the semester for which the leave is requested. For further details, contact The Graduate School Office at 607-777-2151.

If an international graduate student (F-1/J-1 Visa): An international graduate student must complete the Semester Withdrawal Form and go to the International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) Office, located in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, for a withdrawal consultation and required signature before submitting the withdrawal form to The Graduate School.

All students are required to indicate on the form the reason for withdrawing.  There are four (4) reasons for withdrawal: Academic, Financial, Medical or Other.

Important Information about Medical Withdrawals: Students intending to withdraw for the semester for physical or psychological reasons, must contact the Dean of Students Office. Students may use this contact to initiate the Undergraduate Semester Withdrawal Process.  Students withdrawing for doctor-recommended medical reasons may be required to have their physician/therapist submit documentation to the Decker Student Health Services Center.  

Most medical insurance companies require that students be matriculated in an undergraduate program in order to continue coverage held by their parents. The Dean of Students provides this documentation to students in good standing who have submitted an assessment of their medical condition to the Decker Student Health Services Center.

Students with health issues may require additional accommodations from the University. The appropriate forms are available online for both the Decker Student Health Services Center and the Dean of Students Office (DOS). This documentation will only be reviewed by health professionals at Binghamton University. DOS staff will determine your need for academic accommodations, and the return process when you are ready to resume studies at Binghamton University. If the medical withdrawal (that is an Administrative Withdrawal with accommodations) is approved, you will receive a letter from the Dean of Students confirming that you have been withdrawn. You do not need to return the withdrawal form to the  Financial Aid and Student Records Office in Student Wing, Room 119. The Dean of Students will communicate with all University offices regarding administrative medical withdrawals. This notification is done by administrative code in order to protect your privacy and assist you in a timely leave.

Be sure to sign and date form.  Submit the completed form in a timely manner to the Graduate School.   Should you have any questions about semester withdrawal or completion of the form, please contact the Graduate School  at 607-777-2151 or gradsc@binghamton.edu.

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Last Updated: 7/9/14