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An Administrative Withdrawal (AW) is for unforeseen or extenuating circumstances beyond a student’s control that have prevented the student from withdrawing from a specific course and/or and entire semester before the withdrawal deadline (i.e., death in immediate family, extended hospitalization, unforeseen work-related relocation, divorce, homelessness, or incarceration).
Students may request an administrative withdrawal from the Office of the Registrar after the withdrawal deadline posted in the Academic Calendar. Before the withdrawal deadline, students are expected to drop or withdraw from courses themselves. Deadlines differ proportionally for courses offered during part of a semester, including late-start and weekend courses. Students should refer to the part-of-term dates published by the Office of the Registrar to review drop and withdrawal deadlines for individual courses.
For more information, please see below.
The AW committee will review the AW request, including the explanation, and official, supporting documentation to determine if it meets policy guidelines. If approved, an AW will be recorded on the student’s official academic record and calculated in their attempted hours. No academic credit will be awarded. The Office of the Registrar will not refund tuition through this process. The Tuition and Fees Appeal is a separate process handled through the Office of the Bursar. For more information, visit https://www.msudenver.edu/bursar/forms/tuition-and-fees-appeal/
All AW submissions must include:
An AW will be automatically denied for the following reasons:
Students who meet the above guidelines for administrative withdrawal and can provide official documentation should complete the online form. See below for acceptable reasons for requesting the AW and examples of required documentation.
All documentation must be official, signed, and dated.
Reason for Request: Death in immediate family: includes spouses, children, parents, siblings, and grandparents.
Acceptable Documentation: Obituary or death certificate
Reason for Request: Death (not in the immediate family)
Acceptable Documentation: Letter from a counselor or psychologist stating the date of individual’s passing and how it affected the student’s ability to complete or withdraw from courses
Reason for Request: Divorce: must involve student and spouse or parents/official guardians (same household) and must occur within the same semester from which the student is requesting to be withdrawn
Acceptable Documentation: Divorce decree
Reason for Request: Homelessness: unexpected loss of housing/inability to maintain secure housing
Acceptable Documentation: Eviction notice; Letter from a shelter, counselor, or psychologist
Reason for Request: Incarceration
Acceptable Documentation: Incarceration Paperwork
Reason for Request: Medical – a severe medical illness or severe injury that involves either the student or an immediate family member
Acceptable Documentation: Letter from a physician that specifies the date(s) medical condition began and/or worsened and whether, in the doctor’s profession opinion, it warrants a withdrawal from classes
Reason for Request: Mental Health – a mental health issue/diagnosis that involves either the student or an immediate family member
Acceptable Documentation: Letter from a mental health professional that specifies the diagnosis, the date(s) it began and/or worsened, and whether, in their professional opinion, it warrants a withdrawal from classes
Reason for Request: Victim of Crime or Incident (Vehicle accident, identity theft, etc.)
Acceptable Documentation: Official police report, insurance claim, court documents
Reason for Request: Work/Employment – employment changes beyond a student’s control (increased work hours, relocation, promotion/new position with increased work hours)
Acceptable Documentation: Letter from the employer that states the dates and times of the employment changes explicitly
For any further questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
Student Care Center
Tivoli Student Union, Room 651
Plaza Building, Room 122
When do I drop or withdraw from courses?
Enrolled students may adjust their schedules by adding/dropping or withdrawing from classes. Student must add or drop classes before the 50% or 100% refund deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to follow proper drop or withdrawal procedures in the event he or she does not attend a class. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. Students who do not officially drop their classes by the census date (50% tuition deadline) for each class will be assessed full tuition and fees.
Students who reduce their course load after the 50% drop deadline/census date will receive a “W” notation for each course they have withdrawn and will be assessed full tuition and fees.
Please review your drop and withdrawal dates on your Student Detail Schedule in your Student Hub, or on the Academic Calendar.
For your drop/refund or Withdrawal dates log onto your Student Hub account and look at your Student Detail Schedule.
If students have a hold on their account that prevents them from making changes, they can contact the Office of the Registrar at 303-556-3991 or email [email protected]
MSU Denver has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment verifications.Learn More About Enrollment Verification
The final exam schedule is available approximately the 5th week of the current semester. Summer semester does not have a finals schedule as finals are given the last week of the class. The final exam schedule is created by the Register’s office and published on the Auraria Higher Education Center website. If you have any questions regarding the schedule, please contact your instructor.
To access the final exam schedule and locate your course’s final exam date and time, please follow the directions below:
Note: You can also search by CRN, or by Class name.
Grades for the current semester, as well as the previous two semesters, are available and can be printed on the Student Hub.
Students can also print an unofficial copy of their transcript on the Student Hub.
A complete description of grades and grade notations (e.g. A, B#, N/C, NR) can be found in the College Catalog.
Once you have applied for graduation and receive notification from our Graduation Team of an adjustment that needs to be made to your application, you will need to complete a Graduation Application Addendum.
All graduation candidates should be aware of basic degree requirements, in particular the following policies:
In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), you must give the Office of the Registrar permission to discuss and provide you with information regarding your graduation status over the phone. You can give us permission by initialing the appropriate box on the graduation application. If you do not initial the appropriate box, we will not be able to provide you with information over the phone.
Graduation policies for Graduate students are listed in the Graduate Catalog
Students who are within 12 credit hours of graduating and plan to graduate during the Summer semester are allowed to walk in the Spring ceremony by submitting a “Walk-Only” form.
Various departments place holds on a student's record that prevents the student from registering for classes, ordering official transcripts, or even prevent awarding a degree.Holds
A part of term is a date range within the academic semester (Fall or Spring), in which a course is scheduled to occur. All courses using a part of term, must be scheduled so that their start/end date fall within the part of term.
Go to the Student Hub, under “Web Services”, click on “Student Profile (Self-Service Banner)”.
Once in Student Profile, Click on “Student Detail Schedule”.
A new window will appear with your Student Detail Schedule. On this page, you can make note of the date range of your classes, as well as the drop and withdraw dates.
You can easily see that part of term a class is before you register. When you find a class you would like to take, adjust the columns to make the “Meeting Times” column more visible.
In this section, you will not only be able to see the days and times, but also the dates that classes start.
In addition, if you click on the title of the class, you can then click on the “Instructor/Meeting Times” to view the part of term, instructor, and times.
Degree Within Reach: Colorado's Reverse Transfer Program
You’ve done the work, you deserve the credit! The research is clear: a degree boosts earning potential and career opportunities.
Degree within Reach is a process that allows students who have transferred from a Colorado community college to MSU Denver to combine credits from both institutions and apply them towards an associate’s degree.
If you are a transfer student, this means you can earn the associate’s degree you started at your community college while still working toward your bachelor’s degree with no consequences or impact on your current academic standing, progress toward your bachelor’s, or financial aid.
If you have been admitted to MSU Denver, you can find resources to help you navigate the transfer process here.Transfer Credit Evaluation & Guidelines