COVID-19: Spring 2021 Grading

COVID-19: Spring 2021 Grading

After consultation with Academic Senate, Associated Students, Inc., and with guidance from the Chancellor’s Office, CSUDH is extending its late withdrawal deadline to June 01, 2021. To request a late withdrawal, students should read and submit the following form:

Depending on your circumstance, withdrawing from a class may have a negative impact. Please consult with an advisor for additional information. For additional information, please read the FAQ below.



FAQ - Course Withdraw (W)

If I withdraw from a course(s) for the Spring 2021 semester, how will it impact my financial aid?

For the current semester, it is possible that a recalculation of your Spring 2021 financial aid may occur if you withdraw from all of your Spring 2021 classes prior to April 8, 2021. For continued financial aid eligibility in future semesters, the Financial Aid Office is required by federal regulations to review academic progress each semester which includes student’s unit completion.  If you withdraw from a class, it will depend on how many units you enrolled for the Spring  2021 semester.  The CSUDH Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy requires students to successfully complete a minimum of 75% of the total units enrolled each semester. For example:

  1. If you enrolled in 12 units, earned passing grades in 9 units and withdrew from one 3 unit class, you’ve completed 75% for the semester.  You remain eligible for continued financial aid. 
  2. If you are currently on a SAP Appeal Academic Plan, you should refer to the terms stated in your plan to determine continued aid eligibility.
  3. If you totally withdraw from all of your classes, you will be required to complete and submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal for reconsideration of your financial aid eligibility.  For more information on our SAP Policy, visit our website at https://www.csudh.edu/sap

For additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (310) 243-3691 or via email at finaid@csudh.edu.

Can I still withdraw from a Spring 2021 course?

Yes. The Late Withdrawal deadline for Spring 2021 has been extended to June 01, 2021, and the process has been streamlined so that you do not have to collect additional signatures.

How can I withdraw from a Spring 2021 course?

Simply submit a completed Spring 2021 Request for Late Withdrawal to the Registrar’s Office (registrar@csudh.edu) by the June 01, 2021 deadline. 

Will the course still show on my record if I withdraw from it?

Yes.  Any course you withdraw from will appear on your transcript with a grade of W.

Does a grade of W affect my GPA?

No. A "W" grade symbol does not get calculated into the GPA.

Will a grade of W count against me?

Depending on your circumstance, withdrawing from a class may have a negative impact. Please consult with an advisor for additional information.

Will requesting a withdrawal count against the 18-unit limit to withdraw?

Any grades of W for your Fall 2020 Spring 2021 courses will not count against the 18-unit limit allowed for Withdrawals. 

If I receive a WU, can I still request a Withdrawal (W)?

Yes, if you receive a WU for the semester, you may request a withdrawal using the following form: Spring 2021 Request for Late Withdrawal.

What is the difference between a W and a WU?

The symbol "W" indicates that the student was permitted to withdraw and is not used in calculating grade point average. 

The symbol "WU" is used when a student did not withdraw from the course and did not complete course requirements. For purposes of grade point average computation, is equivalent to an "F".

If I want to withdraw from a class or classes due to a medical reason, is it the same process?

No.  For a medical withdraw, students must file a Change of Program, Petition for Exception, documentation and all required signatures to the Office of Admissions and Records.  For more assistance, please make an appointment with your academic advisor.

I have additional questions, who should I contact?

If you have additional questions, please contact the following University Advising Center advisors:

Salvador Valdez, Retention & Innovation Specialist

Email: svaldez@csudh.edu
Telephone: (310)243-3953

Alma Melena, Graduation Specialist

Email: amelena@csudh.edu
Telephone: (310) 243-2600