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What is a Withdrawal?

A student who finds it necessary to leave the university before the end of a semester must officially withdraw by Monday, December 2nd. To begin the process start by downloading and filling out the 'Withdrawal Form,' which can be found below in step 1.

*Please be sure to check the academic calendar for 'Dates and Deadlines' to ensure you have not missed the deadline to non-medically withdraw from Fredonia

** If you need to medically withdraw from Fredonia, please go to the medical withdrawal webpage

Step 1: Withdrawal Form

Step 2: Once you have the form, please note you must email or call the following offices and write in the staff member's name who responds to you from each office.

  • Financial Aid ( 716-673-3253 - will inform students the implications the withdrawal will have on their financial aid
  • Student Accounts ( 716-673-3236 - will provide information regarding how your semester bill will be adjusted as a result of your withdrawal.  Students may not be eligible for all of their financial aid, and this will be discussed when we sign your form.
  • Residence Life ( 716-673-3341 - will inform students about their card access and will discuss the process required for properly checking-out of the residence hall
  • FSA ( 716-680-6228 - provides an opportunity for students to ask questions and will ensure timely account cancellations

Step 3: When the form is complete with all mandatory signatures

Important Information About Your Withdrawal

  • Once a withdrawal is approved, the person is no longer considered a student and must immediately leave campus and, if applicable, officially check out of on-campus housing within 24 hours.
  • A student shall not be exempt from disciplinary proceedings for behavioral infractions which occurred prior to leaving. A withdrawal does not override a student conduct (judicial) referral.
  • International students must consult with International Support Services before withdrawing.
  • Students who are using Military and/or Veteran Benefits should contact Veteran Support Services before withdrawing to determine eligibility for future funding.
  • Students in the Educational Development Program (EDP) should consult with their EOP counselor before withdrawing to determine eligibility for future EDP funding.

Additional Things to Know

Academic Advising Services
4th Floor - Reed Library
phone: 716-673-3188

Academic Advising Services

  • 2114 Fenton Hall State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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