Please read information about this drop option carefully. If you need technology or tools to successfully complete your class(es) the Counselors, A&R staff and others can help you obtain laptops, access to WiFi and other resources.
This form is to be used in the event that a student wishes to take an Excused Withdrawal (EW) for one or more courses due to COVID-19 related circumstances.
The EW grade may affect your financial aid, athletic eligibility, and some scholarships and sponsorships the same way a No Record Shown (NRS) drop does; an EW grade will appear on your transcript but does not count in your GPA, academic standing or satisfactory progress standing. If you are a student in a special population, such as EOPS, Veterans, Athletics, etc., please contact your counselor to discuss what options are best for you. All students are encouraged to speak with a counselor to determine if an EW is appropriate for your circumstances.
• Submit this petition along with supporting documentation. Appeals submitted without documentation are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the Committee.
•In accordance with Title 5, section 55024(e), the governing board of a district shall adopt an EW procedure based upon verifiable documentation supporting the request. An EW is acceptable when a student withdraws from a course(s) due to reasons beyond their control. Verifiable documentation can include, but is not limited to a note from a doctor stating the student is not currently able to complete the work due to illness, employment verification of a new job, a booking report, the police report of an accident, or any other documentation that proves the student's completion of a course is impractical.
• Your petition will be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Committee.
• You will receive an email indicating approval or denial, and the reasons and/or the limitations imposed by the Academic Appeals Committee.
• Approval of this petition has no bearing on any decisions made regarding financial aid. Please consult with The Financial Aid Office about the impact it may have.