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Withdrawal Policy & Procedures

Study Abroad Programs Withdrawal Policy and Procedures

Voluntary Withdrawals:

A student who wishes to voluntarily withdraw from off-campus study after confirming their participation in the program with SCU  should contact the Global Engagement Office as soon as possible. The student account will be charged a $500 withdrawal fee, as well as all unrecoverable costs incurred on the student’s behalf.

Students will not be able to register for classes on campus during their assigned registration appointment until their withdrawal is fully recorded by the Registrar’s Office See Withdrawal Process and Withdrawal Schedule below.

Deferring Program Participation:

Students who withdraw may not defer their application to a subsequent term, but they may re-apply. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their intent to withdraw with a staff member in the Global Engagement Office to be certain they fully comprehend  the academic and financial implications prior to making their decision.

Involuntary Withdrawals:

Students who are involuntarily withdrawn or dismissed from a program are responsible for all program costs and may receive no credit.

Students will not be able to register for classes on campus during their assigned registration appointment until their withdrawal is fully recorded by the Registrar’s Office See Withdrawal Process and Withdrawal Schedule below.

Study Abroad Programs Withdrawal Process

To withdraw, students must email studyabroad@scu.edu with the subject line: “Withdrawal:Term Year – Last name – ID number.”

The withdrawal statement must include:

1) the reason for withdrawal

2) date of withdrawal

3) description of intention to return or withdraw from Santa Clara University.

The Global Engagement Office will work with the program provider to determine the implications for grades, credits and finances. The Global Engagement Office will notify the Registrar’s Office, Bursar’s Office and Financial Aid Office that the student has been withdrawn within three business days.

Withdrawal Schedule