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University Withdrawal Form

A university withdrawal is sometimes referred to as a leave of absence, a complete course cancellation, a semester abandonment, etc. At Clarion University, students who are unable to attend or complete the semester for what ever reason be it transferring, an accident, illness, military obligation, employment or some other circumstance are required to notify the Office of the Registrar in writing of their intention to withdraw from all classes.  By following the three steps below, you will insure your complete compliance with the university withdrawal policy.

The effective date of withdrawal will be the date the student notifies the Registrar's Office. This means the effective date of withdrawal will be the date we receive the written intention to withdraw in our office. Refunds will be processed according to the University's published refund schedule.

The deadline for withdrawing from the University is the last day of classes prior to the beginning of finals week. University withdrawals will not be processed retroactively.

Students who leave the University without officially withdrawing through the Registrar's Office will receive failing grades for all classes.

To process a Clarion University Withdrawal, complete the following three steps:

  1. Read the Exit Interview Statement For Early Withdrawals. This will explain questions and obligations related to Financial Aid.
  2. Complete the Exit Survey.
  3. Download the University Withdrawal Form. Print the form, complete it and mail it or fax it to the Registrar's Office. Return address and Fax number are found on  the University Withdrawal Form.


Special Guidelines for Winter Intersession (Since the University is closed over part of this session):

If you have a schedule and do not plan to attend, you may drop your class by logging into MyClarion and dropping the class, or by calling the Registrar's office at 814-393-2229.  This must be completed the first day of classes for a full refund. 

The student must notify the instructor of the course and the Registrar's Office via email of their intention to withdraw.  The instructor should forward the last date of attendance to the Registrar's Office for the effective date of withdrawal.

Refunds will be processed according to the University's published refund schedule.

Military Withdrawals

Students who are required to withdraw from Clarion University due to the Reserve and National Guard call-up will not be penalized.  Students should follow the proper procedures for withdrawal by submitting a copy of their military orders to the Office of the Registrar.  Clarion University will encourage flexible re-enrollment options for affected students.  

State System policy entitles all active duty personnel to a full refund of tuition and other charges pending their provision of a copy of their military orders to the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Aid Obligations
Clarion University observes the U.S. Department of Education guidelines directing universities to provide relief from student loan obligations by postponing student loan payments for borrowers during the period of the borrower’s active duty service.  Please note that student aid recipients who withdraw from school because they are called to active duty will not be required to return financial aid funds they received for books and living expenses.