If your course has more than three (3) scheduled meetings, and you are dropping before the WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE (see refund schedule below), you may qualify for a course deferral. In the event that you need to drop a course this semester, but plan on taking another course with Otis College Extension in the future, students may elect to defer their funds towards a course in an upcoming semester, upon approval. Those who wish to move forward with the deferral process must drop their course to be considered for a deferral. Deferrals are approved on a case by case basis. Should your deferral be approved, you must save your deferral confirmation to register for a course in the future.
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In order to obtain a refund, students must officially drop their course. Students that are signed up for a course with four or more meetings, are eligible for an 80% partial refund if they drop before the start of their course. Students that are signed up for a course with four or more meetings who drop by the Drop Deadline (before the second class meeting), are eligible for a 50% partial refund. Once the Drop Deadline has passed, drop requests are processed as withdrawals and are no longer eligible for a refund. Students who withdraw may still qualify for a deferral*. After the Withdrawal Deadline (before the fourth class meeting) has passed, no refund or deferral will be awarded. Please see the refund schedule below for details.
NOTE: COURSES/WORKSHOPS THAT MEET THREE (3) TIMES OR LESS DO NOT QUALIFY FOR A REFUND OR DEFERRALMAXIMUM PROCESSING TIME FOR ALL REQUESTS IS 10 DAYS. Should a refund take more time due to unforeseen factors, student will be contacted.*A deferment allows a student to apply the tuition cost of the dropped course to a future course.
In the event that the drop deadline has passed (after the second class meeting), students should officially withdraw from their course. A grade of "W" will be assigned and will have no effect on the grade point average. Failure to complete a course does not constitute an official withdrawal nor does notifying the instructor. Students who do not meet the withdrawal requirements receive a failing grade. A withdrawal must be completed by the withdrawal deadline (before the 4th class meeting). While a withdrawal does not qualify for a refund, deferrals can be approved on a case by case basis. If you would like to request a deferral, please select the deferral choice next to the course you are withdrawing from. After the withdrawal deadline, no refund or deferral with be awarded.
Enter information for each course you wish to apply the status change to.
Any requests to change status must be completed by the end of the second class meeting.
This section is to be completed by the Assistant Registrar for Extension at Otis College of Art and Design.