Administrative Withdrawals (also known as AWs) are granted by the Office Academic Affairs for one or more classes under serious, unforeseen circumstances that present a considerable obstacle to course completion (e.g. severe injury, physical or mental illness, death in the family, etc.). NOTE: If you need to withdraw from one or more classes for medical/health reasons, you should petition for an Administrative Withdrawal (FLC does not have a "medical withdrawal" option).
In order to be considered for an AW, you need to submit a petition (see instructions below). Each petition will be considered separately and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. There is no limit to the number of AWs you can receive while at FLC, but AWs are only granted for the current term.
All courses from which you withdraw using an Administrative Withdrawal will appear on your transcript with "AW" where you would usually see a grade. AWs do not factor into either your semester or cumulative grade point averages (GPA). You will not be awarded credit for AW courses.
Housing: You must be enrolled in at least 9 credits to live in the residence halls. Dropping below 9 credits or withdrawing from the current semester will make you ineligible to live on campus and you will have 48 hours to vacate the residence halls. Contact the Housing Office as soon as possible if you are considering an Administrative Withdrawal that will drop you below 9 credits so that you can plan your move accordingly.
Financial Aid: Any change in your enrollment status can affect your eligibility for student loans and scholarships. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact Skyhawk Station by phone (970-247-7301) or (email the Skyhawk Station).
You are still responsible for some or all of the tuition and fees for your classes, depending on when you withdraw. See the Fort Lewis College Refund Policies for more information.
Petitions must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday of the last week of classes. Petitions submitted after this date and time will not be reviewed.
Stop by Skyhawk Station, send us an email, or give us a call at 970-247-7301. We’re here to help!
Fill out the online Administrative Withdrawal Petition. You will need to following information for each course to fill out the form:
Once you have submitted the Administrative Withdrawal Petition you will be redirected to a page confirming that your petition was received. Please allow up to a week for processing. You will be notified of the outcome of your petition via your FLC email.
To initiate a petition for an Administrative Withdrawal from all of your classes for the current term, follow the steps below.
Log in to your WebOPUS account.
Navigate to the “Student Services” tab
Click "Withdraw from the Current Term"
Read the important information that appears
Click "Submit Request to Withdraw from the Current Term"
Complete the form that appears
Click "Withdraw from Current Term Now"
Fill out the online Administrative Withdrawal Petition. Be sure to include your rationale and your supporting documentation.
Supporting documentation: you need to provide supporting documentation of the serious, unforeseen circumstance or event with your petition. Petitions that do not include documentation will not be reviewed. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, any of the following: a letter from a counselor, doctor, or therapist; a police report; a copy of a funeral program.
You will be redirected to a page confirming that your petition was received.