Students may choose to leave the institution for various reasons. Before making a final decision to withdraw, students should discuss their options with their adviser(s), the department, and the Graduate School. Students who withdraw from the Graduate School lose their degree eligiblity and may not resume an enrolled status.
Voluntary Withdrawal Considerations
Students considering a voluntary withdrawal should not make such a decision without careful consideration. Specifically, students contemplating a voluntary withdrawal should:
- Contact their adviser(s) and DGS to discuss the reasons for a voluntary withdrawal;
- If eligible, consider a leave of absence, which may allow a student to return to an enrolled status within the same program;
- Communicate the decision to withdraw in writing to the DGS and Academic Affairs at the Graduate School;
- Complete and submit the end of enrollment form to the department.
Please note: A student withdrawing during the year who has been paid a stipend for any period of time beyond the date of withdrawal must refund the overpayment to the University.