Withdrawal from the University

Students considering withdrawal from Quinnipiac University should meet with their academic adviser or department chair to explore the available alternatives. If withdrawal is the student’s final decision, it is recommended that he/she meet with the dean of his or her school.

Honorable release is granted when all financial obligations to Quinnipiac University have been met. The refund policy is available in the Bursar’s Office.

A student receiving aid for education for the Veterans Administration must consult with the registrar and comply with Veterans Administration regulations. A student holding a Stafford Loan or Nursing Student Loan must have an interview in the financial aid office to ensure a clear understanding of repayment obligations. For details, see the Bursar's Office webpage.

If a student plans to withdraw and later is suspended, dismissed, placed on warning for unsatisfactory academic performance (including academic integrity sanctions), or suspended or expelled as the result of a judicial decision, the sanctions take precedence over the withdrawal and stand as a matter of record. Any academic warning becomes operative in the event that the student is readmitted to the university.

Administrative Withdrawal

Students are administratively withdrawn by the university if they have not registered for classes by the end of the drop/add period of any semester, if they have not returned to the university when the approved period of leave of absence has expired, or if they have not returned at the time specified after academic or disciplinary suspension and the period of suspension has not been extended.

Students who have been administratively withdrawn from the university must reapply for readmission. Readmission to Quinnipiac University is not guaranteed. A student who is granted readmission to the university may not be guaranteed readmission to the major in which he or she was enrolled at the time of administrative withdrawal. All students who are readmitted after an administrative withdrawal must comply with degree program requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Readmission

Students who are not on an official leave of absence and who wish to return to Quinnipiac University must apply for readmission through the Admissions Office. Any student who has been away from the university for two full semesters must reapply for admission. Official transcripts of any colleges attended while the student has been away from Quinnipiac must be provided. The Office of Admissions, the Office of Academic Innovation & Effectiveness and the Dean of Students Office will determine the student’s eligibility for readmission.

A student who is granted readmission to the university may not be guaranteed readmission to the major in which he or she was enrolled at the time of administrative withdrawal. All students who are readmitted after an administrative withdrawal must comply with degree program requirements in effect at the time of readmission.