Why is it important to officially drop courses? What happens if I just stop attending?
If you stop attending class and do not complete the procedure for dropping courses, you are still enrolled in the class, and you will still earn a grade for the course on your college transcript. The course grade will factor into your GPA. For some students, non-attendance results in a failing grade. Lack of attendance does not cancel your financial obligation to the College.
Will I get a grade for courses that I drop?
If you drop the course before the last day for 100% refund, the course does not appear on your transcript, so no grade is issued. If you drop after that date but before the last day to withdraw you will receive a "W" grade for the class. The "W" grade will be on your transcript but will not affect your GPA. For more information regarding impact to selective admissions programs consult with the Program Manager/Director.
Will I get a refund when I drop courses?
If you drop the course before the first day, you will receive a 100% tuition refund. Lack of attendance does not result in a student getting a refund. Refunds are issued based on the academic dates listed in the course schedule.
Will I have to repay financial aid for courses that I drop?
Possibly. For more information, please contact a Financial Aid Counselor at 301-846-2620 or by email at [email protected]. The Financial Aid Office is located on the main campus, in the Financial Services Center of Jefferson Hall on the 3rd floor.
I withdrew from my class, but I have changed my mind and wish to re-enroll in my class. How do I do that?
Send an email to [email protected] to ask about reenrollment in the class. List the course from which you withdrew and the date of withdrawal. The registration staff will review requests on a case-by-case basis and respond to your myFCC email account. Course policies vary regarding whether work may be made up from the period during which you were withdrawn. Faculty are not required to allow you to re-enroll in a class.
How do I make a retroactive withdrawal or a tuition appeal after the drop/add date?
Request for Retroactive Withdrawal
Students may not drop a course after the 75% date. However, extenuating circumstances with proper documentation, such as medical documents from a healthcare professional, may be approved by the Academic Appeals Policy Committee (AAPC) to request a late or retroactive withdrawal by using the Request for Retroactive Withdrawal Form. (See Student Withdrawal Policy for additional information)
Appeal for Tuition Refund
For extenuating circumstances where the student withdraws after the normal refund period, the College may grant a partial refund of tuition and fees after the student submits an appeal through the Student Appeal for Tuition Refund Form to the Tuition Refund Committee (TRC).
Lack of attendance does not cancel your financial obligation to the college.