Limitation on Number of Withdrawals

FAU Policy as per the University Catalog:

Undergraduate students may not withdraw (with a grade of “W” or “ZR”) from more than two courses at the lower-division level (1000- and 2000-level courses) and from more than three courses at the upper-division or higher level (3000- and 4000-level courses; the limitation also applies to undergraduates taking graduate-level courses).  Zero- and one-credit courses are excluded from these limitations.  Exceptional Circumstance Withdrawals, which carry the “WM” grade, are excluded as well.

Important Reminders

  • You can find the number of times you have withdrawn from upper and lower division courses at the bottom of your unofficial transcript which can view via MyFAU Self Service.
  • Before making the decision to withdraw from a course:
    • Speak with your professor to find out the likelihood of passing.
    • Be aware of the limitation on repeated courses policy.
    • Check with the financial aid office if you are a financial aid recipient to find out whether withdrawing will have an impact on your aid.

Withdrawal Limit Hold

If you see this hold on your account, speak to your advisor.