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 A student is not considered on leave or to have officially withdrawn from the College until the student submits a completed and signed Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office. If the Withdrawal 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 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 by contacting the Registrar’s office (registrar@whittier.edu). All necessary forms are available here. 

Step 3

The Registrar’s 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.