Withdrawals and Temporary Leave

Withdrawal from courses

A withdrawal from a course is made in the Registrar’s Office, Room 235 of the Wilbur Arts Center and requires signatures of the instructor, the Director of Financial Aid and the academic advisor.

Students will be permitted to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” approximately five days before the mid-semester appraisal date. Withdrawal from a course after this date can be made up to the last academic day of class (refer to the Academic Calendar for exact dates) with a grade of “W” or “WF” as determined by the instructor and based on the student’s work up to that time. “WF” grades will be equivalent to “F” and computed in the student’s index.

Withdrawing from courses may change the student's full-time or half-time standing and may require the return of Title IV financial aid funds and could affect the grace or deferment period for repayment of loans, such as Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans and Federal PLUS Loans. Loan grace periods use the last date of attendance. Future eligibility for aid programs such as TAP may be affected by not progressing toward the degree as planned. For refunds and policies, visit the Bursar's section of the website.

Students wishing to take off for one academic semester or exit the college completely should apply for either a "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" or "Withdrawal - Exit Officially from College".

Withdrawal - Exit Officially from College

Withdrawal from the College before the completion of the coursework for a degree, with the intention of not returning, requires that the student file a Withdrawal Application with the Registrar's Office in Room 235 of the Wilbur Arts Center. Withdrawal Applications are available online and at the Registrar's Office. Students requesting "Withdrawal - Exit Officially from College" after the add/drop period ends and during the Withdrawal Period must also complete the Withdrawal Form, which requires the signature of the advisor, the instructor for each class with the last date attended and the approval signature of Financial Aid.

Students experiencing extenuating circumstances meriting hardship consideration should provide documentation for the following types of circumstances:

  • Military leave
  • Jury duty
  • Any conditions covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Taking any time off from college may require the return of Title IV financial aid funds and will affect the grace or deferment period for repayment of loans, such as Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans and Federal PLUS Loans. Loan grace periods use the last date of attendance. Future eligibility for aid programs such as TAP may be affected by taking a term off.

Newly admitted students attending Molloy for their first semester or readmitted students returning after being "withdrawn" should notify the Admissions Office in Room 226, Wilbur Arts Center if they plan to cancel or defer their enrollment to the next term.

Students who discontinue their studies and do not notify the college will be Withdrawn Administratively. Students who have left the college for two consecutive academic semesters and wish to return to Molloy College must apply to be readmitted by the Admissions Office. For refunds and policies, see the Bursar section of the website.

Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester

Currently matriculated students may request a "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" if they plan to return to the college the following academic semester. The Withdrawal Application with Financial Aid's approval signature must be submitted to the Registrar's Office. Withdrawal Applications are available online and at the Registrar's Office. Approval for one semester off maintains a student’s matriculated status. Students requesting a "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" after the add/drop period ends and during the Withdrawal Period must also complete the Withdrawal Form, which requires the signature of the advisor, the instructor for each class with the last date attended and the approval signature of Financial Aid. Students experiencing extenuating circumstances meriting hardship consideration should provide documentation for the following types of circumstances:

  • Military leave
  • Jury duty
  • Any conditions covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Only one "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" may be granted within a 12 month period.

All returning students from the "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" must have the re-entry form approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Support Services in Room K119, Kellenberg Hall and submit it to the Registrar's Office in order to be advised and registered into the returning term.

Students who do not return from an approved "Withdrawal - Leave for One Semester Off" will be "Withdrawn Administratively" retroactive to the date they last attended.

Taking any time off from college may require the return of Title IV financial aid funds and will affect the grace or deferment period for repayment of loans, such as Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans and Federal PLUS Loans. Loan grace periods use the last date of attendance. Future eligibility for aid programs such as TAP may be affected by taking a term off.

Newly admitted students attending Molloy for their first semester or readmitted students returning after being "Withdrawn" should notify the Admissions Office if they plan to cancel or defer their enrollment to the next term. For refunds and policies, visit the bursar's section of the website.