Withdrawal Policy & Procedures

Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor before making any changes to their schedule. Those who wish to withdraw from Culinary Arts, Quest or selective Health Science Programs (i.e. Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Heath Information Management, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Phlebotomy) should speak with the department chair or coordinator of their program. A student withdrawing from all classes must complete a College Withdrawal Form and are encouraged to meet with the program coordinator or an academic advisor. Withdrawal requests are not processed retroactively.

Withdrawing from a credit course before or during the second week of the semester will result in the course being drop/deleted from the academic record. After the second week, a “W” enrollment status will be assigned. If a student officially withdraws from the College prior to the beginning of classes or during the first two weeks of classes, the student will receive a 100 percent refund less the nonrefundable student support fee. If a student officially withdraws from the College during the third week of classes, the student will receive a 50 percent refund less the student support fee. If a student officially withdraws after the third week of classes, there will be no tuition or college fee refunds. See Refund Policies in the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog for further details.

Students are responsible for withdrawing officially if they stop attending any or all classes. A grade of “F” will be assigned to any student who stops attending a course but does not officially withdraw. Withdrawals are accepted until the tenth week of classes of a 14-week semester or an equivalent amount of class time for shorter duration courses (refer to the Academic Calendar for student-generated withdrawal dates). Students may withdraw online in accessBCC, in person at any Enrollment Center, or via their college email to enrollmentservices@bristolcc.edu. Email requests must come from the student’s BCC college email address and must include the student’s name, BCC student ID number, and course information (CRN and/or course and section number). Email from non-college accounts will not be accepted. Students forced to withdraw due to extreme hardship after the withdrawal date may contact Enrollment Service to request a change in enrollment status.

Withdrawals affect Satisfactory Academic Progress and can place the student at risk for academic probation or dismissal; See Academic Standing in the Academic Information section of this catalog for further details. Students who use financial aid and who subsequently withdraw may be required to return some or all funds received. Failure to comply may result in ineligibility to receive future financial assistance at any institution, referral to collections agencies, and interception of income tax refunds. Students with questions should contact Enrollment Services via any of the methods mentioned above or at 774-357-2590.

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