Administrative Withdrawal

Students who miss more than 50% of their class meetings of a given section during the first four weeks of the fall or spring semesters may be administratively withdrawn from that course unless documentation of contact with their course instructor, academic unit, or academic advisor is provided. Undergraduate students may be administratively withdrawn regardless of class level. This Administrative Withdrawal Policy may be implemented in all undergraduate level courses subject to the following provisions:

  • The Administrative Withdrawal Policy must be approved by appropriate faculties in an academic unit for use in all sections of a multi-section course. Administrative withdrawal is not a section-level policy.
  • The Administrative Withdrawal Policy must be included in the course syllabus with specific language as to the policy. Students must be informed that administrative withdrawal may have an impact on their financial aid awards and/or student visa status.
  • When an Administrative Withdrawal Policy is utilized, the course instructor must take attendance. The course instructor initiates the administrative withdrawal process and has the right to stop the process at any time.
  • The Administrative Withdrawal Policy for each academic unit should include a provision of student notification prior to the administrative withdrawal.
  • Administrative withdrawal will take place after the fee refund period. Students who are administratively withdrawn from the course will not be eligible for a tuition refund.
  • Administrative withdrawals will be managed through policies established by each academic unit in consultation with the Office of the Registrar.
  • Academic units may establish an Administrative Withdrawal Policy more restrictive than provisions outlined by this policy.

The Office of the Registrar will report each semester on the number of administrative withdrawals for each course.

Approved by IUPUI Faculty Council, May 1, 2003
Approved by Academic Affairs Committee February 21, 2003