Students may withdraw from the USF System without academic penalty for the first ten (10) weeks of any term, except for summer sessions, due to extenuating circumstances (ex. documented illness, family death, etc.)  To withdraw, a student must submit a completed ARC petition for total withdrawal. No entry is made on the academic record for withdrawals submitted during the regular drop/add period (first 5 days of classes). All subsequent withdrawals (through the tenth week of classes in the fall and spring semesters) are posted to the academic record with “W” grades assigned to the courses.

Withdrawal deadlines for summer sessions are listed in the Academic Calendar and are published in the USF System Schedule of Classes for Summer Terms.

Undergraduate students who withdraw while on final academic probation will be academically dismissed from the USF System. When a student is academically dismissed, approval of the ARC is required for reentry.