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Withdrawal Policy


There are many reasons why you might need or want to withdraw. Before doing so, students should connect with their advisor. They can go over your options, especially since withdrawing can affect your financial aid, athletics eligibility, and veteran's benefits. You are responsible for 100% of tuition if you withdraw from a course(s) after the add/drop period.

Withdrawal from an Individual Course 

Withdrawal from individual courses must be initiated after the schedule adjustment (drop/add) period, but before 80% of the course has been completed as designated by the official Academic Calendar (or a proportional amount of time for courses less than 15 weeks in length). You are able to withdraw from individual courses online at MyMCC/Current Student/Registration or by submitting a signed form available from Registration and Records on the Brighton Campus or the Student Services Center at the Downtown Campus. 

Complete Withdrawal from the College

Complete withdrawals can be processed through the last day of the semester.  Students can completely withdraw online until the deadline for individual course withdrawals listed on the Academic Calendar. If you wish to withdraw completely from the College after this date, you must provide official notification to Registration and Records (Brighton Campus) or to the Student Services Center (Downtown Campus) by the last day of the semester.

Your withdrawal date is considered to be the date the official notification is received in the appropriate office. YOU ARE NOT OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS COMPLETED AND RISK RECEIVING “F” GRADES FOR ALL CURRENT COURSES IF YOU DO NOT INITIATE A WITHDRAWAL.

Grades earned for short term courses within the semester will remain on your transcript and will not be changed to “W” grades when completely withdrawing from the college. Courses ending on or after the complete withdrawal request will be issued “W“ grades. You may not request a complete withdrawal from a course that ended earlier in the term but has not yet been graded.

Course Withdrawals, Complete Withdrawals, Financial Aid and Readmission

Students who receive financial aid are advised that they may lose continued eligibility if they withdraw from individual course(s) or completely withdraw. The eligibility requirements of their financial aid package should be checked carefully prior to course withdrawal(s) or complete withdrawals.

Your instructors cannot withdraw you. To withdraw online, log in to myMCC. To withdraw in person, visit Registration and Records at the Brighton Campus (Bldg 6, Rm 203) or the Student Services Center at the Downtown Campus (2nd Floor, Rm 210).

After a complete withdrawal from a term, you will not be required to apply for readmission through the Admissions Office unless you stop out for more than two semesters or plan to return in a different program.

In cases of catastrophic illness, injury, or medical event requiring hospitalization that prevents you from withdrawing yourself before the end of the semester, you may request a withdrawal from the College through the Office of Health Services. You must submit medical documentation within 20 working days beyond the completion of the semester unless there are extraordinary circumstances.