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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.
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.
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.
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.
Below are frequently asked questions, to better explain our registration and waitlist process. If you have any questions that were not answered within the information provided, please contact the Office of the Registrar by telephone at 303-556-3991, or by email at [email protected].
The Office of the Registrar is located in the Jordan Student Success Building, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students will need to contact the department that offers the course for permission to enroll.
You may see where you are on the waitlist for a specific section through your schedule in your Student Hub. Go to the “My Profile” button, select the menu (four squares) in the top left corner, student, registration, view registration information.
At 11:59 p.m. on the self-add deadline date, the remaining students on the waitlist will be removed and notified via email. Students may contact the department that offers the course for possible late enrollment permission.
Students can enroll via their Student Hub through the self-add deadline, which is calculated as 6% of the course duration (excluding Final Exam Week) for full-term courses, as long as they meet the prerequisites and other registration requirements. Please refer to Part of Term Chart, located underneath the “Class Scheduling Forms” dropdown, for dates for all parts of term. Please note that some departments may not allow registration within the first week of the semester.
A course waitlist allows students an opportunity to get into a class that is full but could have space become available before the course begins. The waitlist will record the time and date that the student placed his/her name on the waitlist and students will be notified via student email of open spaces in that order. Not all courses have a waitlist.
Follow the Registration Guide to register for classes.
When a class is full, select the option for waitlist and submit.
Once you are waitlisted for a course, remember to check your email regularly. The computer system continues to monitor waitlist openings until the first class meeting. When an opening occurs, the first person on the waiting list is sent an email allowing that student to register for the open seat within 24 hours, provided there are no holds, prerequisite issues or other blocks that would not allow you to register. Please remember:
No, you are not automatically registered for a class. You are notified via your student email account that a seat is available in a specific section. The email also gives a deadline by which you must register for the section or be dropped from the waitlist for that section. You are given 24 hours from the time of notification to register for the class. Please pay close attention to your MSU Denver student email.
Yes, students can register for more than one waitlist; however, you cannot place yourself on the waitlist for multiple sections of the same course.
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.
Spring 2023 Late Start Courses (Released November 2022)
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.