Boise State University Policy #3170
Effective Date: September 1995
Revised: July 1, 1995; July 1, 1999; July 1, 2001; November 2001; April 2012; December 2012; March 3, 2014
To limit the number of withdrawals (W’s) a student may accrue in an academic program.
University Policy #-3190
Applies to all University students
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 426-1212
Registrar’s Office, 426-4249
- Policy Statement
Boise State University recognizes that students may occasionally need to drop a
course. Students are allowed a maximum number of withdrawals (W’s) for any one course and/or a maximum number of W’s associated with the completion of a degree.
- Students may accrue up to ten (10) withdrawals for a baccalaureate degree and up to five (5) for an associate degree. Any “W’s” received in an associate degree program count toward the 10 allowed for the baccalaureate degree program.
- Withdrawals from co-requisite courses (lecture/lab) will count as one “W,” unless the co-requisite courses are two separate courses.
- Any withdrawal grade (W) given as a result of a complete withdrawal will not count toward the ten total allowed or the two allowed per course.
- Once a student has exhausted the number of “W’s” allowed, the student may be removed from their major.
- Students may earn an additional ten W’s toward a second baccalaureate degree or an additional five W’s toward an additional associate degree.
- “W’s” earned prior to Spring 2014 semester are not counted toward the number allowed.