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From the President

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Response to College Senate Recommendation: Leave of Absence, Withdrawal from College Policy

At its May 14, 2021, meeting, the College Senate voted in favor of a resolution on the Leave of Absence, Withdrawal from College, Policy Number: I:07:00, presented by the Standards for Students Committee.

ACTUAL DOPS POLICY LANGUAGE

BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE
DIRECTORY OF POLICY STATEMENTS

Policy Number: I:07:00
Date: May 2020 
Subject: Leave of Absence, Withdrawal from College Policy

Students who decide to discontinue their matriculation at SUNY Buffalo State College should inform the college of that decision by completing the Withdrawal from College process. By completing the Withdrawal from College process, students minimize future financial aid and course transfer difficulties should they decide to continue their education at Buffalo State College or elsewhere. So that students fully understand the implications of their decision, it is recommended that they consult with their academic adviser or department chair, the Student Accounts Office, and the Financial Aid Office (if they are an aid recipient) before completing the Withdrawal from College process.

The Withdrawal from College deadline is listed in the college’s academic calendar. Completing the Withdrawal from College process by the semester’s deadline will result in W’s being posted for all the student’s courses in that semester. Completion of the Withdrawal from College process after the semester’s deadline will result in E grades being posted for all the student’s courses in that semester. 

If a student completes the Withdrawal from College process with an indication that the withdrawal is to take effect in an upcoming semester, the Registrar’s Office will administratively drop the student’s upcoming registration.   

Students with no outstanding obligations to the college, with cumulative grade point averages of 2.0 or higher (for undergraduate students) or 3.0 or higher (for graduate students), and without active student conduct sanctions on their records are considered to be in good standing at Buffalo State College at the time of their withdrawal from college.  

I hereby accept the recommendation of the College Senate and charge the provost with responsibility for overseeing the implementation of this policy change and for communicating the change to the campus community.

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