No-Show & Withdrawal Policy
Students Who Register But Do Not Attend Class
Students must either attend their face-to-face courses or demonstrate participation in their distance learning courses by the last date to drop for a refund, or they will be reported to the Admissions Office and dropped as a no-show student. Drop deadlines for standard sessions are published in the General Catalog each term in the Schedule of Classes, and online in the Academic Calendar. The drop deadline for all other session classes (dynamic) is available by calling 540-857-8922.
Students who do not attend a class prior to the drop date and do not drop themselves from the course will not receive a refund of tuition in the course and will not be allowed to attend/participate in the class or submit assignments. Failure to attend or participate in a course will adversely impact a student’s financial aid award.
Class Withdrawal Information
A grade of W is awarded to students who withdraw or are withdrawn from a course after the drop period for the session, but prior to the completion of 60 percent of the session. Withdrawal deadlines for standard sessions are published in the General Catalog, each term in the Schedule of Classes, and online in the Academic Calendar. The withdrawal deadline for all other session classes (dynamic) is available by calling (540) 857-8922.
Students who cease attendance prior to the withdrawal deadline for a class will be reported to the Admissions Office and withdrawn from the class. Students who stop attending or participating in a course after the withdrawal deadline will receive a grade of "F". Requests for withdrawal because of mitigating circumstance must be documented and submitted to the Admissions Office for approval. The request must be submitted on an Administrative Withdrawal form (obtained in the Enrollment Center) during the term in which the mitigating circumstance occurred.
There will be no refund of tuition or reinstatement in the course once a student has been withdrawn. Financial aid recipients who receive all "W" or "F" grades in their courses will incur an outstanding tuition debt to the college and will be blocked from future enrollments.