Students can send clear picture of a completed course withdrawal form or copy and paste this text, fill out the required information, and send it from your Purchase account to your advisor.

I would like to withdraw from the following course:
Course Title:
Number of credits I will be registered for after this withdrawal:

Advisors: To approve the withdrawal, forward the email to from your account.

**NOTE TO STUDENTS: Make sure to send the request to your academic advisor before sending it to Registrar** To find your advisor’s name, go to the Student Portal “Quick Links” and log into your Starfish page. Your academic advisor is listed as “major advisor” there. If you click on their name, you can choose the “send an email” option.

 Before You Send:

  • If you’re going from full-time to part-time study: Copy Financial Services on the email (
  • Athletes: Copy Christopher Bisignano, Athletic director on the email (

  • International students: You are required by U.S. Government regulations to inform a Designated School Official PRIOR to dropping below full time status (12 credits for undergraduates, 9 credits for graduates). Failure to do so may jeopardize your current visa status and/or your ability to obtain a U.S. visa in the future. Contact the Office of International Program and Services ( or 914-251-6032) before submitting this form.


Important information:

  • Check your grades on myHeliotrope to verify that the W grade has been processed.
  • Not staying full time (attempting less than 12 credits in a semester – 9 for graduate students) may affect financial aid and campus housing. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the implications this withdrawal may have on eligibility for various types of financial aid and eligibility for campus housing.