There are many reasons why a student might need or want to withdraw, including health problems. This is now a student initiated process, as your instructors cannot withdraw you. Students are often surprised to find that there is no "medical withdrawal" designation at MCC. A withdrawal for any reason simply appears as a "W" on the student's transcripts.
Steps for Student Initiated Withdrawal
Follow the steps below for withdrawal for any reason, including non-catastrophic health reasons.
- Before doing so, please connect with advisors in Academic Advisement. They can go over your options, especially since withdrawing can affect your financial aid, athletics eligibility, and veteran's benefits.
- Discuss your financial obligations with Financial Aid prior to withdrawing. You are responsible for 100% of tuition, and fees if you withdraw from a course or courses, after the drop/add period.
- "Withdrawal" means officially leaving an individual class after the add/drop period, but before 80% of the course has been completed.
- "Complete withdrawal" means leaving all courses in a semester after the add/drop period, but this must be processed by the last day of classes (the Friday before finals week begins). After a complete withdrawal, students need to reapply to return to the college.
To Withdraw Electronically From Individual Courses
- Log into MyMCC
- Click on Students tab
- Click on My Courses sub-tab
- Click on Add/Drop sub-tab
- Select the Correct Term
- Choose Student Initiated Withdrawal for the specific course
- If the class(es) has a lab/cln/con, be sure to withdraw from all sections
- Submit changes
You will receive a “W” grade on your academic transcript
To Withdraw in Person
For complete withdrawal from MCC or from individual courses, complete a withdrawal form at the Registration Office at the Brighton Campus (6-203) or at the Student Engagement Center at the Downtown Campus (2nd Floor, Room 210).
Health Services becomes involved in the withdrawal process only in the event of a catastrophic illness, injury, or medical event requiring hospitalization.
- If the student is unable to withdraw themselves, they may request assistance with a withdrawal through our office.
- Students must submit adequate documentation as soon as possible, but no later than 20 working days beyond the completion of the semester unless there are extraordinary circumstances.
- If approved, a grade of ‘W’ will be entered on the official transcript.
- Students are responsible for 100% of tuition, financial aid and fees if withdrawn for any reason.