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.
Withdrawal vs. Drop
|Removing a course from your schedule after the end of the add/drop period. Add/drop typically ends on the Friday of the first week of classes, but check the academic calendar for specific details.||Removing a course from your schedule prior to the end of the add/drop period. Add/drop typically ends on the Friday of the first week of classes, but check the academic calendar for specific details.|
|Appears on your transcript as a "W"||Does not appear on your transcript|
|Counts as an attempt||Does not count as an attempt|
|Is fee liable (you will not receive a refund accept in approved Exceptional Circumstance Withdrawals (ECW)||Is not fee liable (you will receive a refund if you have already paid)|
- You can find the number of times you have withdrawn from upper and lower division courses at the bottom of your unofficial transcript which can view via MyFAU Self Service.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.
- Verify with your academic advisor whether withdrawing from the course will affect your planned registration for the upcoming term.
Withdrawal Limit Hold
If you see this hold on your account, speak to your advisor.