There is no academic penalty for withdrawing from courses prior to the 11th week of a course (in a 15-week course) or prior to the 4th week of the course (in a 7-week course). In these cases, the letter ‘W’ will be noted in the student’s file alongside the course. In this case, the student’s quality point average (CGPA) will not be affected. However, if a student withdraws after the 2nd week, the tuition fee aleready paid will not be refunded, the student will have to pay the full amount of fee for repeating the course whenever he/she decides to take the course again.
If a student withdraws from a course after the 11th or 4th week, he or she shall be a given a mark of ‘WP’ or ‘WF’, which shall mean that the student would have achieved either a pass or fail score at the date on which he or she withdrew from the course. A score of ‘WP’ shall have no influence on the grade point average, but a score of ‘WF’ shall count as an ‘F’ (0.0 grade point). Thus, the decision of timing the withdrawal from a course is important if it should become apparent to the student that he or she is failing the course.
A student leaving a course must fill out the Withdrawal form, failing which, it will be assumed that the student is continuing in the course and will be graded as per the academic policies. The form must be signed by the student and handed to the Registrar’s office on time.
Aside from voluntary withdrawal from a course as set out above, a lecturer might require a student to withdraw from a course as a result of harmful conduct or failure to complete assignments. As in the case of voluntary withdrawal, a mark of ‘W’, ‘WP’, or ‘WF’ shall be awarded in accordance with the date of withdrawal and the student’s achievement.