Graduate Withdrawals from the University

A graduate student may withdraw from a program and from the university at any time. Withdrawal means terminating enrollment at the University. Students who leave the University and enroll at another college or university are automatically considered to have withdrawn. Students who withdraw from the university and later wish to return will need to apply for readmission through the Graduate School Admissions Office.

A withdrawal becomes official when the Registrar has accepted it. Students will remain responsible for all charges incurred during the semester in which the withdrawal occurs. All charges and refunds are based upon the date on which withdrawal becomes official. These dates are available from the Student Financial Services Office. Grades are dependent upon the last date of class attendance.

To Request a Withdrawal from the University

  • Talk with your advisor.
  • Obtain a Withdrawal Request Form from the Graduate School Office.
  • Obtain all appropriate signatures, including that of the Financial Aid Office.
  • Submit it to the Department Chair and obtain signature.
  • Return the form with all signatures to the IRB and Graduate Systems Coordinator.
  • Keep a copy of the form for your records.
  • Return all borrowed books to the Gallaudet Library.
  • File a change of address form with the Post Office and the Registrar's Office.
  • Contact campus life to start check out procedures.
  • Return your room key and I.D. card to the RA within 48 hours of withdrawal.
  • Return your I.D. card to DPS if you live off campus.

Medical and Emergency Withdrawal Policy
A student who has a medical or other emergency may request permission from the Office of the Provost to withdraw from the University without academic penalty. The student will be required to provide full documentation of the reasons for withdrawal.

To Request a Medical or Emergency Withdrawal

  • Talk with your advisor.
  • Obtain a Withdrawal Request Form from the IRB and Graduate Systems Coordinator.
  • Obtain all appropriate signatures, including that of the Financial Aid Office.
  • Submit it to the department chair and obtain signature.
  • Return the form with all signatures to the Office of  the IRB and Graduate Systems Coordinator.
  • Keep a copy of the form for your records.