A student who considers withdrawing from the Graduate School during the academic year should first discuss it with his or her director of graduate studies.
If the student decides to withdraw, he or she should communicate that decision in writing to both the director of graduate studies and the associate dean for academic affairs in the Office of the Graduate School. The student then completes an End of Enrollment Form (pdf) and returns it to the department for signature. All books must be returned to the library and all financial obligations to the University must be cleared.
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.