I missed the withdrawal date, but was unable to complete the course due to an emergency. What can I do?

In certain instances, students may have grounds to appeal for a withdrawal after the established deadline. Students who miss the official TCC withdrawal deadline and have documented circumstances warranting further consideration must go through an appeals process. The College has two processes for consideration of withdrawal after the deadline:

The student must complete the Enrollment Appeals Form in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and provide appropriate documentation. All forms clearly state the acceptable parameters and/or conditions for an appeal. Appeals that do not meet these minimum criteria or are not supported by documentation will not be considered.

Withdrawal after deadline may be considered because of the following extenuating circumstances, if the student submits the required documentation supporting his or her inability to withdraw by the published deadline:

  • Serious illness (physical or psychological) or injury to the student
  • Death of a member of the student’s immediate family that prohibits the student’s return to class during the semester being considered (Documentation must show proof of kinship.)
  • Serious illness (physical or psychological) or injury to a member of the student’s immediate family resulting in the student becoming the primary caregiver (Documentation must show proof of kinship.)
  • Military orders and report date after the established withdrawal deadline and before the end of the semester
  • Natural disasters (e.g., hurricane or flood) affecting the student or his or her immediate family

 

  • “Medical Withdrawal”:  The form referred to as a medical withdrawal, is called the Petition to Change Academic Transcript for Late Withdrawals/Cancellation of Term.  Students who have documented circumstances warranting further consideration must go through an appeals process. The student must submit the Enrollment Appeals Form in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and provide appropriate documentation. All forms clearly state the acceptable parameters and/or conditions for an appeal. Appeals that do not meet these minimum criteria or are not supported by documentation will not be considered.

If your appeal is denied or you are ineligible for the Enrollment Appeal, and you will be attempting the classes for a third time, you may have grounds to appeal for a waiver of the full cost of instruction when taking a course for the third time. Students who take a class for a third attempt will be charged for the full cost of tuition. The student must complete the Enrollment Appeals Form in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and provide appropriate documentation. All forms clearly state the acceptable parameters and/or conditions for an appeal. Appeals that do not meet these minimum criteria or are not supported by documentation will not be considered.

  • Repeating Courses – Third Attempt:  In accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.0301, students may have only three attempts per course, including the original grade, repeat grades and withdrawals at any point in the semester. In accordance with s. 1004.93, s. 1004.94, s. 1009.28 and s. 1009.285, F.S., students enrolled in the same developmental or college-level course more than two times shall pay the full cost (100 percent) of instruction, except in approved cases of extenuating circumstances.

In certain instances, students may have grounds to appeal to repeat a course for the fourth time.Students should meet an advisor in the Advising Center in the Student Union to start the appeals process. The student must complete the Enrollment Appeals Form in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and provide appropriate documentation. All forms clearly state the acceptable parameters and/or conditions for an appeal. Appeals that do not meet these minimum criteria or are not supported by documentation will not be considered.Fourth attempt appeals are reviewed by the Enrollment Appeals Committee.

  • Repeating Courses – Fourth Attempt:  In accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.0301, students may have only three attempts per course, including the original grade, repeat grades and withdrawals at any point in the semester. A fourth attempt may be allowed only through an academic appeals process based on major extenuating circumstances.

 

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Article ID: 24186
Created
Fri 2/3/17 4:23 PM
Modified
Thu 10/10/19 10:15 AM