Makeup Exams and Course Withdrawal

Makeup Exams
Makeup exams are given at the discretion of individual faculty members, typically only for illness or other serious, justified absences. Please consult with your chair or director if you need a staff member to proctor the exam.

Withdrawal From a Course: The “W” Grade
After add/drop period until the ninth week of classes, students can withdraw from a course and receive a grade of “W” for that semester. This grade represents withdrawal without prejudice and appears on the transcript. “W” grades are not punitive and are not calculated in the grade point average. Withdrawal forms cannot be accepted after the deadline published in the academic calendar.

Note: “W” grades may affect the student’s satisfactory academic progress as well as eligibility for financial aid, housing, and/or participation in varsity sports.

Freshman-Year Withdrawal Policy
Because the freshman program is carefully planned to provide a foundation for further academic study at Purchase College, freshmen may not withdraw from any freshman-year courses without the permission of both the student’s advisor and the associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the associate dean of the School of the Arts. For complete information, please refer to the Freshman-Year Withdrawal Policy in the Undergraduate Core Curriculum section of the Purchase College site.


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