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New UNC Policy: Fostering Undergraduate Student Success (FUSS) - Implementation Fall 2014

Limiting Course Withdrawals to 16 credit hours as the maximum number of withdrawals ("W" grade) permitted over the course of a student's degree or degrees was implemented at the beginning of Fall 2014. How does this affect students?

  • All Course Withdrawals for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015 will be counted toward the 16 credit hour limit.
  • All students will be held "harmless" for the number of withdrawals before Fall 2014.
  • Effective June 1, 2015 students will be able to withdraw electronically from a class using Self Service Banner.
    • Click on Add, Drop or Withdrawal of Classes
    • Select the term and withdraw from the class
    • Click Submit
  • Students will no longer need to complete a Change of Schedule Form, pay the $5.00 fee, or obtain the signature of the Advisor to withdraw from a class.
  • As soon as the student submits the process electronically via SSB, the student, advisor and the Registrar's Office will receive email notification of the class withdrawal. The students and advisor in addition will receive notice of the total numbers of credit hours dropped, and the total number of remaining credit hours available to be dropped.

Useful Information

  • SSB will not allow students to withdraw from a class once they have reached the maximum number of withdrawals (16 credit hours)
  • Students will not be able to withdraw from all classes via SSB, official withdrawal from the university is still processed through Counseling & Testing.
  • Students that have a total number of Withdrawals at 13 and need to drop a four-hour course which will bring their total to 17 hours will need to contact the Registrar's Office to complete the process.

Please contact the Registrar's Office if you have further questions.

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