Registration and Withdrawal
03.3 Withdrawal from the University
03.31 General rule. A student may withdraw from the University in any semester by obtaining a withdrawal form from the Registrar’s Office. Until mid-semester, students may withdraw from the University without academic liability, receiving a grade of W in all courses. Students withdrawing from the University after mid-semester must be assigned a WP or WF by their instructors.
The WF will be computed into the student’s grade-point averages. Failure to register in any regular semester or to formally withdraw is considered a lapse in a student’s degree status and a transcript notation is recorded “degree status discontinued.” The student must subsequently apply for readmission. (For tuition rebate, see 11.241; for housing rebate, see 11.243; for dining rebate, see 14.5. For withdrawal grades, see 7.132(fs). For withdrawal for reasons of health, see 22.)
Any degree candidate who withdraws from the University and subsequently enrolls as a non-degree student during the current semester or the next academic year will continue to be billed for tuition and fees on the same basis as degree candidates of appropriate resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate status.
03.32 Leave of absence. Students planning a one- or two-semester absence from the University, who have at least a 2.50 cumulative average and at least two consecutive semesters of matriculated enrollment may apply for a leave of absence from the University. Applications must be filed prior to the first day of classes of the term for which the leave is desired.
A leave of absence is a privilege accorded students who are in good overall standing at the University and who plan to pursue academic activities away from UNH. Forms to start the process are available at the Registrar’s Office, Stoke Hall.
03.33 Health Withdrawals/Leaves. Any undergraduate student wishing to withdraw or temporarily leave UNH for health reasons should go first to Health Services or see http://unh.edu/health-services/withdrawals.html. The student may bring documentation supporting his/her wish to withdraw, as such documentation will be required before the withdrawal can be processed. Students withdrawing for health reasons are held academically accountable as outlined in section 03.31. Refund policies are based on the timetables outlined in other sections of this publication. Except in rare circumstances, students are prohibited from readmission until one semester has elapsed following a health withdrawal.
Students are prohibited from participation on a study away program while withdrawn for health reasons or during their first semester following a health withdrawal. Exceptions to this policy will be granted only for unusual circumstances by the Academic Standards and Advising Committee, upon consultation with the Center for International Education or National Student Exchange, Health Services, and the Associate Dean of the student’s college. For more information contact the Dean’s office of the College of enrollment.
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