Withdrawal Appeal Process
Student Central provides an appeal process for a variety of situations, and for when students experience an unusual or exceptional circumstance that may warrant and exception to college policy and established procedures.
Please note that refunds of tuition and class-related fees are governed by state law. The college may provide a full refund of tuition and class related fees for students who experience a medical situation that prevents them from successfully completing the quarter, or for military service or deployment that lasts more than 30 days. Appeals must be submitted by the last day of the subsequent quarter in which the withdrawal should occur.
Students may use the online appeal process for the following areas:
- Medical withdrawals and refunds
- Includes death of a family member or domestic partner
- Military service or deployment withdrawals and refunds
- Request for an official withdrawal after the deadline
- Other changes in registration or admission not covered above
For other types of appeals, please go to Online Services: Appeal Processes for a complete list.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Appeals Process:
You can check the status of the processing times on our dashboard. The Appeals Committee will review your submission and respond to your Bellevue College email address with a decision. If they need any further information, clarification, or documentation, they will also only reply to your Bellevue College email address.
There are many potential impacts to your Financial Aid. You should talk with a Financial Aid advisor before requesting the appeal. They may be able to discuss better options to meet your goals of the withdrawal, such as retaking the class at a later time. You can also find information on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) which is one area that could be impacted by withdrawing from a course.
his kind of appeal will not help with problems with an instructor or an unfair grade. If you have an issue with your grade, you can contact the instructor or the department chair outlined in this process found in Procedure 3000.
This appeal could have an impact on your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If you are planning on using Financial Aid, it is important to communicate with Financial Aid advisors before requesting a withdraw.
A “W” will appear on your transcript which will not impact your Grade Point Average (GPA). Many students have “W”s on their transcripts since these appear for anyone who withdrew from the course after the date posted on the academic calendar. This is usually just several days into the quarter.
You will need to get separate approval from the International Education office in order to withdraw from your classes prior to submitting this appeal.
A copy of the death certificate is adequate documentation of the death of the family member (Parent, Child, Sibling, Spouse, or Domestic Partner).
If you would like to ask a question about an appeal, you can contact us in a number of different ways including putting in a question to Enrollment Services staff.