Admissions Withdrawal Policies

Withdrawal Policies

 

Students, who officially or unofficially withdraw before the first day of class, will be refunded the total tuition and refundable fees. The "first day of class" is the first day classes are offered within any term configuration, including, but not limited to, full terms, split terms, mini-terms, and weekend terms.

 

A student, who officially or unofficially withdraws completely on or after the first day of class but prior to the end of the third week of class, will be refunded according to the withdrawal date as follows:

  • Withdrawal during first week – 75% of net tuition
  • Withdrawal during second week – 50% of net tuition
  • Withdrawal during third week – 25% of net tuition
  • Withdrawal after third week – No refund

 

For calculating refunds during the fall and spring sixteen-week terms, a "week" is defined as seven calendar days. Refunds of tuition for terms shorter than sixteen weeks, such as summer terms, mini-terms, split terms, and weekend terms, will reflect a prorated week based on the number of days in the term.

 

Financial Regulations

 

Students are required to pay tuition fees upon registration for each semester. Tuition and fees for students who have established Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), or Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP) eligibility will be charged to their accounts. Exceptions will be made for those students who establish eligibility for participation in Veterans' Affairs and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. In addition, students who are sponsored by agencies (Masonic organizations, sororities, fraternities, etc.) will be permitted to enroll without payment pending billing agencies for required fees. All students not paying tuition and fees at the time of registration must present written authorization from the sponsoring agency to the Business Office in order to complete financial registration. Students must clear all financial obligations with the College prior to the end of each semester of enrollment. Students will not be allowed to complete registration or attend classes until financial obligations of the previous semester are satisfactorily met, including parking and library fines.

 

Official Office of Withdrawals

 

Withdrawals from a Course
Once a student enrolls in a regular or online course, failure to attend or login would constitute a no show; however, it is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw. Following the official Drop/Add period, a student who wishes to withdraw from a course may do so by following these steps:

a. Obtain the appropriate withdrawal form from the Office of the Registrar.
b. Complete the form with all required information.
c. Have other appropriate institutional personnel to sigh the form as indicated.
d. Return the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.
e. A student may also withdraw from a course online through the Drop/Add period; however, if enrolled in only one course, the student must report to the Office of the Registrar.
f. If for any reason a student is unable to come in person to the College, they may withdraw from a course, online via email within the designated time frame for withdrawal from a class. Students should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , the email must come from the student’s Bishop State email account; it must include their student number and date of birth. Students must list the course number, section number, and course title of all classes that they wish to withdraw from

 

Withdrawals from the College

 

Upon entering Bishop State Community College, the student assumes the responsibility of completing the academic program in which he or she is registered. Once a student enrolls , failure to attend the class or login would constitute a no show; however, it is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from the College by these steps:

a. Obtain the appropriate withdrawal form from the Office of the Registrar.
b. Complete the form with all required information and have it signed by the appropriate college officials.
c. Return the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.
g. If for any reason a student is unable to come to the College, they may withdraw online via email within the designated time frame for withdrawal from the College. Students should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , the email must come from the student’s Bishop State email account; it must include their student number and date of birth.

 

A student is not considered to be officially withdrawn from the College until the proper forms have been completed and signed by the appropriate college officials. The completed form MUST be received and processed by the Office of the Registrar (Admissions) before the student is officially withdrawn.

 

Refund Policies

 

Partial Withdrawal – Students who do not completely withdraw from the College but drop a class during the regular drop/add period will be refunded the difference in the tuition paid and the tuition rate applicable to the reduced number of hours, including fees appropriate to the classes dropped. THERE IS NO REFUND DUE TO A STUDENT WHO PARTIALLY WITHDRAWS AFTER THE OFFICIAL DROP/ADD PERIOD.

 

Complete Withdrawal – Students who officially or unofficially withdraw before the first day of class will be refunded the total tuition and refundable fees. The "first day of class" is the first day classes are offered within any term configuration, including, but not limited to, full terms, split terms, mini-terms, and weekend terms.