Selective withdrawals are different and separate from withdrawing during the self-withdrawal period, and requesting a non-academic withdrawal from an academic dean's office. Please read below for additional information.
Undergraduates enrolled in degree programs are eligible to selectively withdraw from a limited number of classes without the dean's approval and at the student's discretion. Students may process a maximum of three such selective withdrawals during their entire undergraduate career at Mason. The three classes may have any number of credits. The academic calendar for each semester will include a selective withdrawal period beginning the day following the last day to normally withdraw from a class and extending through the ninth week. For classes shorter than a semester (14 weeks), the period will be set in proportion to the length of the class. Procedures are published in the Schedule of Classes. Students should think very carefully about all available options (such as incompletes or non-academic withdrawals with appropriate documentation - please see below) before choosing a selective withdrawal.
Selective withdrawals are processed by the Registrar's Office.
Some strict policies and procedures apply to selective withdrawals: