Discontinuance is defined as withdrawing from ALL classes for the current semester or term and means a student is no longer considered to be currently enrolled. It may also have an impact on other areas of campus where students are required to be enrolled in a certain number of credit hours, such as:
- financial aid
- health center
- counseling services
- computer lab
- exercise facilities
The Enrollment Services Counselors in D-148 ASB are available to consult with students or parents regarding these issues.
The discontinuance process includes the following:
- Before the first day of classes and up to the add/drop deadline, students may drop all of their classes through MyMAP with no record on the official transcript.
- After the add/drop deadline, students must discontinue by submitting the online Request for Discontinuance form.
- If discontinuing after the withdraw deadline, the university will work with the student's instructors to determine if the student should be withdrawn passing (W) or withdrawn failing (WE). A W does not figure into the GPA, but a WE is a failing grade and will count in GPA calculations.
- Once the online Request for Discontinuance form is completed and submitted, the student will be withdrawn from classes.
- After the discontinuance deadline, if non-academic circumstances arise, students may work with their instructors to pursue an incomplete contract. (See information about incompletes in the Grading and Records page of this catalog.) If a student desires to discontinue after the deadline, including first term classes, it will be necessary to file a petition (see http://petitions.byu.edu).