Administrative Withdrawal and Appeal

Administrative Withdrawal and Appeal

The Course Withdrawal and Appeal Policy (pdf) is intended to provide students with responsibility over educational decisions and to assist in establishing good academic engagement and attendance habits. If a student decides to withdraw from a course for any reason, it is the responsibility of the student to initiate the withdrawal process. 

Regular class attendance and punctuality are expected of all students. A student who does not attend or participate in an online, in-person, or hybrid/blended course during the first two weeks  of an 8-, 12-, 15- or 16-week course will be administratively withdrawn by the Office of the Registrar upon receipt of attendance reports from faculty. It is the responsibility of students to discuss absences with their instructors. When an absence occurs, students are responsible for making up any missed work. 

Failure to attend registered classes may affect a students’ academic standing, financial aid eligibility, student housing eligibility at MATC preferred housing sites, and/or student visa status.

Student Appeals of Administrative Withdrawal

Students have the right to appeal an administrative withdrawal and request reinstatement. The student must initiate the appeal process within ten (10) business days of the date of the withdrawal for non-attendance. 

The following guidelines govern the appeal process:

  • The student must initiate the process of appeal by completing a Student Administrative Withdrawal Appeal Form (link) within three (3) business days of the date of the administrative withdrawal.
  • The Student Administrative Withdrawal Appeal form will be routed to the student’s Pathway Dean for review.
  • Appeal decisions will be communicated to the student in writing via email within ten (10) business days from the receipt of the appeal. 
  • Students have the right and obligation to continue attending the class(es) in question during the appeal process. 
  • One Student Administrative Withdrawal Appeal form for each withdrawn course is required.
  • The decision of the Pathway Dean is final.
  • Appeals must be made prior to the end of the class.