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Steps to Withdraw

Students who do not have holds may withdraw online via their SCORE account. Students with holds must fill out a withdrawal form any one of our campuses. Students must complete a Withdrawal Request to officially withdraw from classes. The official withdrawal date is the date the student submits the withdrawal form.

Withdrawing From One Course

Students may drop a course during the drop/add period without penalty. During the drop/add period, fees will be adjusted.

After the drop/add period ends, students may withdraw from a course without acadeic penalty until mid-term. The student will receive no refund for withdrawing from a course.

Withdrawing from All Courses

After the drop/add period, withdrawing from all courses will result in student accounts being refunded according to a graduated percentage scale. Please contact the Bursar's Office for questions about the refund process.

Hardship Withdrawals

Hardship withdrawals and grade appeals must be filed by the end of the academic semester immediately following the academic semester in which the withdrawal or appeal is requested.

In order to witdraw frm a class after mid-semester due to hardship, students must complete the “Hardship Withdrawal” form. These forms may be obtained online and in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs in Rome or from a Campus Dean at any other campus. If a student does not complete the “Documentation of Your Hardship” portion of that form, or completes that portion and the hardship is not approved, the student will receive the course grade earned. If the hardship is approved, the student will receive a “W” grade. The possibility that a student will fail a course after mid-semester will not be considered a hardship.


Withdrawing from eCore courses is done through eCore, please visit https://ecore.usg.edu/students/withdraw/ghc_policy.php for information on how to withdraw.

Financial aid recipients who withdraw from classes will be obligated to repay any financial obligation remaining as a result of the withdrawal and reduction of the aid received.

If a student decides not to attend Georgia Highlands College the semester for which he/she has registered and paid fees, the student must go to any Georgia Highlands College campus to withdraw. Students who abandon classes without following proper procedures for withdrawal will receive a grade of “F” in all classes.

For additional assistance please email registrar@highlands.edu

Page last updated: February 12, 2018