Students admitted to LSUA are expected to make regular and consistent progress toward the completion of their degree. However, the University understands that in exceptional circumstances a student may find it necessary to completely withdraw from all classes. The University considers such an interruption to be very serious as it delays normal progress toward the degree. Students should not withdraw for frivolous reasons or to avoid the consequences of ignoring their academic responsibilities.
Failing to attend classes you're enrolled in does not constitute a withdrawal. If you stop attending a class, you're still liable for all applicable tuition and fees, and you'll receive a failing grade.
If you want to stay enrolled in at least one class in that semester or special session, then you're not withdrawing. Please see Drop a Course instead.
The Prior Semester Withdrawal Appeal was created to consider student requests for withdrawing after the published deadlines, due to circumstances outside of the student’s control. Circumstances are considered to be a significant illness or injury, death of an immediate family member or guardian, etc. These appeals do not apply to advising, academic department processing issues or missing the deadline.
All appeals require supporting documents to be turned in with the appeal for consideration.
Circumstances that support submitting an appeal:
Tuition Refund Appeal Application and the Health Documentation Form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Circumstances not sufficient to support a prior semester withdrawal appeal include, but are not limited to: