Withdrawal Counseling

Students who wish to withdraw from the College must do so through Records and Registration Office. This can be done by downloading and submitting the withdrawal form on the Records and Registration website or by coming into the office to complete the Application for Withdrawal. Students who are undecided or would like to discuss their options can make an appointment for an Academic Counseling session. Exit counseling is provided to assist students in understanding alternatives to, and outcomes of, withdrawing from the College.

What you should know about your grades:

During the first 3 weeks of the semester, courses remain on your schedule and “X” grades are given.  “X” grades do not affect GPA but do affect academic progress. Therefore, a student who withdraws and receives “X” grades may be academically dismissed or put on academic probation at the end of the semester.  These students will be sent a letter explaining their options.

What you should know about your bill/ financial aid:

Only withdrawal prior to the first day of the semester results in a full refund or bill cancellation.  The College’s refund policy is as follows:

Withdrawal during 1st week of semester= 75% bill cancellation
Withdrawal during 2nd week of semester= 50% bill cancellation
Withdrawal during 3rd week of semester= 25% bill cancellation

Withdrawal from the College normally affects Financial Aid. Your award may be reduced or eliminated this semester. As a result, you may receive a bill for tuition, books, fees, etc.

Financial Aid may also be cut off next semester. If a student has reasonable circumstances which led to the withdrawal, an appeal may be filed to request reinstatement of Financial Aid for the next semester.

Contact Financial Aid Office or call 614-6266 for clarification.

What to do when you’re ready to return:

Readmission: Contact Admissions at (716) 614-6200 to file an application to readmit or file on-line at www.niagaracc.suny.edu

Financial Aid: Apply for Financial Aid every year, preferably in February or March.  For students who withdraw in the fall and desire a spring loan, a new loan form must be submitted.


Click Here to view frequently asked questions about Withdrawal Counseling.

Questions? Stop by A-131 or call 716-614-6490 and press option 6.