Withdrawal Process


Students who plan to withdraw from Whittier College must contact the Registrar’s Office immediately.

A student is not considered on leave or to have officially withdrawn from the College until the student submits a completed and signed Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office.

A Withdrawal form is required if one of the following is true:

  • A student is withdrawing while classes are still in session
  • A student has completed the current semester and will not return next semester

The required Withdrawal Form will be available on the Registrar’s website under Student Resources until the last day to drop with a “W.” Please refer to the Academic Calendar for this date.

If you are experiencing a hardship and need to withdraw after this date, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@whittier.edu for the Hardship Withdrawal Petition.

The Registrar’s Office will notify the pertinent departments including: Financial Aid, Health Center, Business Office, CAAS, and all other necessary departments. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office to confirm how financial aid packages might be affected.

For further information regarding policies and processes, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@whittier.edu.