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.

eWithdrawal Form

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 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:

  1. A student may withdraw from a course online through the Drop/Add period by logging on to their BORIS account however, if enrolled in only one course, the student must report to the Office of Admissions and Records or complete the online eWithdrawal form.
  2. A student may withdraw from a course after the Drop/Add period, by filling out the paper Withdrawal Form or by completing the eWithdrawal within the designated time frame for withdrawal from a class. Students must complete the form and SUBMIT it in order for the withdrawal to be processed.
  3. To withdraw from a class obtain the Withdrawal Form from the Office of Admissions and Records or complete the online eWithdrawal by going to https://www.bishop.edu/admissions-records-eforms/ewithdrawal-form/.
  4. Paper Withdrawal Forms should be filled out and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records, eWithdrawals will be processed once they are submitted from the Bishop State website.

 

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:

  1. Obtain the Withdrawal Form from the Office of Admissions and Records or complete the eWithdrawal by going to https://www.bishop.edu/admissions-records-eforms/ewithdrawal-form/.
  2. Paper Withdrawal Forms should be filled out and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records, eWithdrawals will be processed once they are submitted from the Bishop State website. Students must complete the form and SUBMIT it in order for the withdrawal to be processed.

 

A student is not considered to be officially withdrawn from the College until the Withdrawal Form has been filled out and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records or until the eWithdrawal has been completed and submitted. The completed form, whether paper or eWithdrawal, MUST be received and processed by the Office of Admissions and Records 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.