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Course Withdrawal Deadline Extended for Students to May 3

To support students who have expressed concern and anxiety this semester about the ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the WVU Office of the Provost is extending the deadline for students to withdraw from coursework including the Potomac State College and WVU-Tech campuses. This option provides students more flexibility in managing their own success in their coursework and academic progression. 

To provide students with more time to evaluate their academic performance prior to final exams, the new deadline to drop a class or withdraw from the University is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021. This change is in effect for all campuses. Some programs may be exempt from this change, which will be communicated by academic leaders in those programs.  

All students considering the withdrawal option should be aware that withdrawing from courses may negatively affect financial aid, scholarships and progression in their course of study. Any withdrawals at this point will result in a W on the student’s transcript. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their course instructor and academic adviser before withdrawing from a course or the University. 

Students considering withdrawal who receive financial aid or have scholarships should discuss the impact prior to withdrawing. Please contact the Potomac State College Financial Aid Office at 304-788-6867 or

International students should also touch base with the Office of Enrollment Services at 304-788-6820 or

To formally withdraw from the University, students should do so in STAR or send an email from their MIX account to For information on the withdrawal process, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website (

When sending an email requesting assistance, students should do so from their student MIX account only and include their student ID number in the email. Students who have a hold on their account and cannot withdraw on their own through STAR must email their request to withdraw by the May 3, 11:59 p.m., deadline to be considered. 

*Note: If you have already received a grade for a course, you will only be able to drop the course(s) that have not been officially graded.

Questions about the process can be directed to or 304-788-6820.