Course Withdrawal

Life happens – and sometimes course withdrawals are necessary. You can drop a course through the 5th day of the term and receive a 100% refund. You may withdraw from a course without a refund until 67% of the course is completed. If you withdraw during this time, your transcript will show a “W” for the class grade. We ask that you engage in a conversation with an advisor before you withdraw. Contact an advisor via EagleQ.  

The withdrawal policy applies to all credit students, including TCC Online students. TCC has one withdrawal deadline, which is equivalent to the midpoint of the term for each session. The process for withdrawal before the deadline must be initiated by the student. View the Academic Calendar for published withdrawal dates for each term and session.

In accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.0301, students are permitted a maximum of two withdrawals per course. Upon the third attempt, the student will not be permitted to withdraw and will receive a grade for that course.

Students who wish to withdraw from classes may do so through Workday by the official withdrawal deadline.

Students seeking a withdrawal who submit their request before the withdrawal deadline will receive a grade of W recorded on their permanent record for each course in which they were enrolled at the time of withdrawal. No instructor signature is required.

Withdrawal Exceptions

Third and fourth attempts: Students are not permitted to withdraw from a third or fourth attempt and must receive a letter grade (State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.0301).

The following students cannot withdraw online via their Workday account and MUST submit a separate withdrawal form:

  • Athletes - The withdrawal form requires the approval of the Athletic Director.
  • High school dual-enrolled students​ - The withdrawal form requires the approval of High School Counselor and a TCC Dual Enrollment Advisor.
  • International students​ - The withdrawal form requires the approval of the TCC International Student Counselor​. Note: Withdrawals may affect an international student’s required visa status.

Student-Athletes and International Students must submit their withdrawal here.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call (850) 201-8555 for assistance.

Administrative Withdrawal (AW)

TCC faculty members do not automatically withdraw students who stop attending classes. Students who stop attending without withdrawing may receive a grade of F unless the instructor has issued an Administrative Withdrawal (AW). Faculty may choose whether or not to use the AW. The use of the AW to administratively withdraw a student is primarily based upon excessive student absences (see Attendance). Faculty members publish their AW criteria in the course syllabus.

Faculty members whose practice is to withdraw students by using the AW grade must do so by the College’s established withdrawal deadline.

The AW may also be employed to remove student(s) from the class roster as a disciplinary measure imposed as a result of student judicial hearings by the action of the vice president for student affairs. Students may appeal the AW as with other withdrawal appeals as noted below.

Additional Help

Before seeking a withdrawal, a student should follow these guidelines:

  1. Communicate with the faculty member on a consistent basis throughout the semester to discuss the expected outcomes of the student’s progress in the course.
  2. Become familiar with TCC’s academic resources.
  3. Contact an advisor or a Student Affairs staff member to discuss the consequences of a withdrawal and to request additional assistance with regard to current and future personal and career goals.
  4. Contact a Financial Aid staff member regarding the student’s financial aid status. The student should be aware of the following:
    • Withdrawals after the established refund deadline are not eligible for a tuition refund.
    • Withdrawals may affect a student’s financial aid status.
  5. Withdrawals may affect an international student’s required visa status.
  6. Withdrawal from a course may affect a student’s intent to apply to a limited-access program.
  7. Withdrawals may affect a student’s graduation timeline.
  8. Withdrawals may be associated with higher educational costs.

Online Class Withdrawal

  1. Log in to Workday
  2. Select the "TCC Academics" icon
  3. Click "View My Courses"
  4. In the "My Enrolled Courses" window scroll to the right and "click" withdraw for the desired course(s)
  5. Click the "Confirm" box
  6. Click the gold "OK" button

You can make an appeal for withdrawals after the deadline. Learn more about Enrollment Appeals here.