A student's withdrawal date is:
- the date the student began the institution's withdrawal process or officially notified the institution, verbally or in writing, of intent to withdraw; (this is can be done by filling out the appropriate withdrawal form, obtaining all needed signatures and turning that form into the Enrollment Services Office); or
- the midpoint date of the period for a student who leaves without notifying the institution; or
- the student's last date of attendance at a documented academically-related activity; or
- The date the institution determines is related to special circumstances if those special circumstances prevent a student from beginning the withdrawal process; or
- The date that the institution determines the student began an approved leave of absence if the student fails to return from that approved leave of absence.
Merely discontinuing class attendance is not considered to be a formal withdrawal from college. Students who were awarded Title IV financial assistance and who discontinue class attendance may be held responsible for repayment of part or all tuition and fees.