Withdraw from Online Course
The online learning community is dynamic when you, the learner, are intentionally present and engaged. In the learning context where this is not the case and you find yourself needing to withdraw from your course, please note these directions.
Please see detailed withdrawal instructions.
Know that you can always withdraw via your academic advisor ON or BEFORE the final online registration date. See final registration dates. Remember the final registration date is generally one week prior to the start of your course.
Know that after the final registration date and/or once your course begins, YOU must inform the online instructor of your intent to withdraw. You must directly email the online instructor and request the withdrawal using the instructor’s SBU email address provided in your course or within your initial welcome email (PDF). Again, follow these quidelines and do not attempt to withdraw via your academic advisor or the registrar. Withdraw directly through your course instructor.
Your instructor determines your last day of login or presence. This will be your official withdrawal date. The instructor sends an email to the registrar informing registrar of your official withdrawal.
Note: If the withdrawal is before 60% of the class meetings, then a “W” will be issued by the registrar. If the withdrawal is after 60% of the class meetings, then a “W” (passing) or F (failing) will be issued.