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Withdrawal Process

Students who plan to withdraw from Whittier College must contact the Dean of Students 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A student is not considered on leave or to have officially withdrawn from the College until the student submits a completed and signed Withdraw Form to the Dean of Students Office. If the Withdraw Form is not submitted on a business day, the form will not be processed until the next business day. This date will also be used to calculate tuition cancellation when applicable (see Business Office refund policy).

Step 1

Determine your status and use the appropriate form based on the following definitions.

Non-Returner: Completed the current semester and will not be returning next semester.

Withdrawal: Withdrawing while classes are still in session.

Step 2

Students may find detailed information regarding policies and processes here or visit the Dean of Students Office. All necessary forms are available here

Step 3

Completed forms and evaluation sheets can be emailed (fromo@whittier.edu), faxed (562.907.4980) or submitted to the Dean of Students Office in person (Campus Center, Room 142).

Step 4

The Dean of Students Office will notify the pertinent departments including: Financial Aid, Health Center, Business Office, CAAS, Registrar, 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.

Step 5

All departments will update their records within 24 hours of receiving the forms.

Step 6

The Dean of Students Office will contact student and confirm the process is complete. Students have six semesters to seek readmittance.