Withdrawing from the Program Procedure
For a number of different reasons, students occasionally find that their academic program is not appropriate for them and they decide to withdraw. Before withdrawing, the student is encouraged to contact his or her academic advisor to discuss the matter. The student may only need a leave of absence from the program so as to catch up on work responsibilities or respond to family demands. The academic advisor also may help the student if he or she wants advice about other Empire State College graduate programs more suited to his or her particular interests or needs. If the student does decide to withdraw, he or she should notify graduate student services at Grad.Services@esc.edu. Graduate student services will notify the student’s academic advisor, end the advisor assignment and forward the request to the Office of the Registrar for processing.