Types of Withdrawal
Listed below are different ways in which students may terminate their enrollment status.
Students who are considering withdrawal from the College should discuss the decision with their advisor(s), the Director of Academic Services, and/or other College staff who are familiar with their situation to explore all available options. When the decision to withdraw has been reached, the withdrawal process should be initiated at the Student Service Center, as described in “Withdrawals from the College.”
College Initiated Withdrawal or Administrative Withdrawal
Students may be withdrawn administratively by the College through the Student Admissions and Academic Standing (SAAS) Committee due to failure to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (see SAP chart in “Financial Aid and Student Accounts” section of this publication), for Academic Difficulty, and/or for failure to engage and function in courses. Policies concerning these matters are contained in the “Financial Aid and Student Accounts” and “Academic Difficulty” sections of this College Catalog & Student Handbook. Students may be withdrawn administratively from the College by the Labor Program Council for failure to function adequately in the Labor Program or for falsification of labor records. Students also may be suspended or expelled through processes of the Community Judicial Code. In addition, students may be withdrawn administratively by the College for other problems not under scholarship or general social regulations, such as:
- Failure to function or unexplained extended absence.
- Failure to meet administrative deadlines, including failure to register or confirm registration or to take care of administrative record needs.
- Failure to respond to notices or appointments including mandatory meeting requests made by College personnel. (See "Appointment Regulations" in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of this publication.)
Students who are withdrawn administratively may not reapply to the college until the passing of one regular term following the term of withdrawal. During this time, individuals who have been withdrawn administratively may not participate in campus activities and should not be on College property except to conduct official business.
Most cases of a medical nature are handled through the advice of and consultation with the College’s physicians, counselors, and/or other consulting specialists concerned with health and safety of the student and others, the ability to function in all aspects of the College programs, the availability of appropriate medical care, and the College’s overall responsibility to the whole community.
In all of the above situations, students are informed by letter that they have been suspended or withdrawn. This letter informs them of their right to appeal, which also details the specific contact office for the individual appeal option. Appeals of medical judgments are limited to review of procedures and circumstances, evidence of consultation, and College responsibilities, rather than the questioning of a medical diagnosis. When proper withdrawal procedures have been followed, the appropriate room and board refund, if applicable, is credited.
Failure to Register
See Registration Information section in this publication.
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This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 12-14-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch