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Brief Definition of Terms Used in Financial Policies
In all of the following situations, students must complete the proper forms in the Office of Student Records.
Arbitrarily discontinuing class attendance does not substitute for official notification of course dropping or withdrawal.
Drops and Adds
Adding a Course: A course can be added anytime on or before the date listed on the Academic Calendar as “Last Day to Drop or Add a Course(s) without Financial Penalty.” Payment for the course is due the day the course is added.
Dropping a Course: This term applies to the complete removal of a course from a student’s permanent record. This can only be done if the student notifies the Office of Student Records on or before the date listed on the Academic Calendar as “Last Day to Drop or Add a Course(s) without Financial Penalty.”
If a student notifies the Office of Student Records after this date, the course will be considered a withdrawal, will remain on the student’s permanent record with a grade of W or WF (see below), and no financial reimbursement will be given. (See Course Withdrawal in Academic Policies and Regulations of the catalog.)
Course Withdrawal: Course Withdrawal is also often referred to as Partial Withdrawal. In order to be considered as withdrawn from a course, a student must complete an official course withdrawal form in the Office of Student Records on or before the date listed on the Academic Calendar as “Last Day to Withdraw from a Course(s) without Academic Penalty.” If these requirements are met, the student will receive an automatic grade of W. If the student withdraws after the date listed on the Academic Calendar, the student will receive an automatic grade of WF. (See Course Withdrawal in Academic Policies and Regulations of the catalog.)
There is no financial reimbursement for course withdrawal.
School Withdrawal: This term refers to officially leaving Samford University and discontinuing attending all classes. Financial reimbursement will be based on the University’s refund policies for withdrawal. (See Withdrawal Policy in this section and Elective Withdrawal-School Withdrawal in Academic Policies and Regulations of the catalog.)
Samford University complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, including applicable provisions of and amendments to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or services.
Inquiries and concerns regarding this policy may be directed to the vice president of business affairs or general counsel, Office of Business Affairs, 200 Samford Hall, Birmingham, AL 35229, (205) 726-2811. This notice is available in alternative formats upon request.