Students may withdraw from coursework after the published add/drop period; however, students do not receive any refund on any tuition or fees associated with course withdrawals. All course withdrawals are included in the calculation of a student’s financial aid eligibility, will show up on a student’s academic record as a ‘W’, and will be calculated in a student’s satisfactory academic progress measurement.
Course withdrawals ultimately delay a student’s degree progress and can have negative impacts on a student’s satisfactory academic progress standing. Additionally, using financial aid for coursework that results in a Withdrawal may impact future access to certain financial aid programs such as the Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loans. As such, students are encouraged to consult with the College Advising Center and Columbia Central prior to withdrawing from coursework.
You will be responsible for 100% of tuition and fees associated with any courses from which you withdraw.
How to Withdraw from a Course
Columbia College Chicago permits students to withdraw from coursework via their MyColumbia portal, by visiting Columbia Central, and completing the proper form, or by faxing a request to 312-369-8073. At the discretion of a professor or other College Administrator, in conjunction with the Dean of Students, a student may be administratively dropped or withdrawn from a course or coursework.
Withdrawal Due to Active Military Service
Students called to active duty should contact Paul Loretto, Veteran School Certifying Official, at 312-369-8791 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. For a student who withdraws from the College as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or National Guard, the College will prorate his/her tuition and fees based on the time of attendance for the semester within 60 days of notification.