How to Withdraw From a Class

How to Withdraw From a Class


Overview of the withdrawal process and how to withdraw

Withdrawal Overview

You can withdraw from a class after the drop period has passed, but before the "last day to withdraw." The deadlines for withdrawing are also listed in the Student Handbook. A grade of "W" will appear on your transcript. A withdrawal will not affect your GPA, but it will affect your overall completion rate, which could also affect your financial aid. Tuition refunds are not available when withdrawing, and you are responsible for any remaining tuition payments.

How to Withdraw

To withdraw from a class, you'll need to do the following:

Online-Only/Distance Students

Distance students and students taking only 100% online classes can withdraw from a class by working with our Registrar's Office. To do so, send an email to from your A-B Tech student email account, and indicate which class you want to withdraw from. If you're receiving veterans' benefits, your instructor will also need to email the Registrar's Office with your last date of attendance in the class.

Career and College Promise (CCP) Students

Dual-enrolled high school students should contact their advisor to withdraw from a course. Students can find their advisor's contact information at the link below.

Career and College Promise (CCP) Programs

Students can also call (828) 398-7900 or email to determine who their advisor is.

Late Withdrawal Exceptions

Exceptions such as serious illness or job transfer requiring withdrawal from all classes after the 75 percent point of the term will be considered on an individual basis by the Registrar. Keep in mind that late withdrawals are typically only approved if you have extenuating circumstances outside your control that prevented you from withdrawing before the deadline (such as a medical issue, hospitalization, court issue, etc.). If you’re unable to provide documentation to support your reason for seeking a late withdrawal, it is unlikely that your late withdrawal request could be approved.

Late withdrawal due to a medical problem will require a letter from a doctor addressed to the Registrar or other supporting documentation. Requests for an exception to the withdrawal deadline can be sent to the Registrar's Office at


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Article ID: 358
Created On: Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Last Updated On: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 12:29 PM

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