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Gadsden State Community College

Academics


Withdrawal from a Class

From the end of the add/drop period until the deadline for withdrawing from a class, the student may withdraw from one or more classes, for which the grade of “W” will be assigned. To withdraw from a class, the student can go to their Banner Student System. Complete withdrawals may be done on the Banner Student System. Students may also come to the Records Office to withdraw from any class. Should the student fail to officially withdraw, the grade of “F” will be assigned.

Withdrawal from the College

Students may withdraw completely from GSCC at any time through the last day to withdraw, which is specified in the College calendar. Once the Records Office has processed the completed withdrawal, students will not be allowed to register again during the term of withdrawal. Should a student abandon any classes without officially withdrawing from them or from the College, the grade of “F” will be assigned.

Administrative Withdrawal or Drop from a Course or the College

The College may drop or withdraw students from any course for the following reasons:
  • failure to complete registration properly
  • failure to fulfill conditions of registration if allowed to register on a conditional basis
  • failure to pay applicable fees
  • disciplinary action
  • misrepresentation of required information
  • failure to attend class
Repetition of Courses

A student may repeat any course for which he/she was previously registered. For graduation purposes, if the student repeats a course, only the last grade for this course will be included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average (GPA). A course may be used only once to satisfy the credit-hour requirements for graduation. < >

Course Forgiveness

In courses repeated only once, the second grade awarded for the course (excluding "W") will be used to calculate the cumulative grade point average when applying for graduation. The grade point average (GPA) during the term in which the course was first attempted will not be affected. When a course is repeated more than once, all grades received for that course--except the first--will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA. Official records will list each course for which a student has enrolled. A course may be counted only once toward fulfillment of credit hours for graduation. The course forgiveness policy is implemented at the time of graduation. < >

Academic Bankruptcy

The Academic Bankruptcy policy may be implemented prior to graduation for students whose previous academic performance has resulted in probation or suspension. A student may request in writing to the Registrar to declare academic bankruptcy under the following conditions:

  • If fewer than three (3) calendar years have elapsed since the term for which the student wishes to declare academic bankruptcy, and if the student has satisfactorily completed at least eighteen (18) semester hours of coursework at GSCC since the bankruptcy term, the student may request that academic bankruptcy be granted for that one term.
  • If three (3) or more calendar years have elapsed since the most recent term for which the student wishes to declare academic bankruptcy, and if the student has satisfactorily completed at least eighteen (18) semester hours of coursework at GSCC since the most recent bankruptcy term, the student may request that academic bankruptcy be granted for as many as three terms.

Once academic bankruptcy has been granted, the term “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY” will be reflected on the transcript for each semester/term affected. A student may declare academic bankruptcy only once. Bankruptcy at this institution does not guarantee that other institutions will approve such action. This determination will be made by the respective transfer institutions. For more information, see the Registrar, Records Office, 124 Allen Hall