A student may wish to withdraw or take a leave of absence from the university for personal, medical or financial reasons, or for study at other institutions with which Susquehanna has no formal cooperative program. Students who wish to take time away from the university may do so at any point after their first semester, and are advised to proceed through the following process.

(Simple departure from campus does not constitute an official withdrawal.)

1. Meet with Advisor

Students are advised to first meet with their academic advisor before continuing the withdrawal/leave of absence process.

2. Complete and Discuss Exit Survey

Student must contact the Center for Academic Achievement where they complete the Exit Survey and meet with the Transitions & Completion Coordinator or Center for Academic Achievement staff member.

Contact Information:
Center for Academic Achievement
Fisher Hall, 2nd level
Phone: 570-372-4412
Fax: 570-372-2778
caa@susqu.edu

3. Submit Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form to the Registrar’s Office

The Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form must be submitted to the Registrar’s office before all courses can be dropped and administrative offices notified. Students should complete the form at the Registrar’s office.

Contact Information:
Registrar's Office
Seibert Hall, lower level
Phone: 570-372-4109
Fax: 570-372-2753
regoffice@susqu.edu

4. Academic Plan

Degree candidates who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the university for more than one year are subject to any changes made in their academic program requirements during that time. Students who have left the university for one year or less may fulfill either their original major and Central Curriculum requirements or the revised requirements.

5. Transcripts

The Registrar’s Office will issue official transcripts of the student academic record upon signed request. Susquehanna reserves the right to withhold transcripts of students who have outstanding financial obligations to the university.

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6. Financial Details

Students are welcome, and advised, to contact Student Financial Services (SFS) prior to their withdrawal/leave of absence from the university, to understand the impact on their student account. Students withdrawing from the university that utilize federal or state student aid should also contact SFS to understand the impact on their financial aid eligibility and student loan repayment.

For more information please review the SFS refund policy. Additionally, students should plan to file the FAFSA in advance of their return to SU in order to be considered for financial aid.

7. International Students

International students are also required to complete the withdrawal process as well as notifying the university’s International Student Services Coordinator at iss@susqu.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Regular withdrawal deadline for first 7-week courses

Friday, Sept. 20

Regular withdrawal deadline for 14-week courses; extended withdrawal deadline for first 7-week courses

(Regular withdrawal for new first-semester first-year students only)

Friday, Oct. 4

Late withdrawal deadline for first 7-week courses

Friday, Oct. 11

Extended withdrawal deadline for 14-week courses

(Regular withdrawal for new first-semester first-year students only)

Friday, Nov. 1

Regular withdrawal deadline for second 7-week courses

Friday, Nov. 8

Late withdrawal deadline for 14-week courses

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Extended withdrawal deadline for second 7-week courses

(Regular withdrawal for new first-semester first-year students only)

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Late withdrawal deadline for second 7-week courses

Contact Us

Center for Academic Achievement

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Fisher Hall, Second Floor

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Phone & Email

570-372-4412
caa@susqu.edu