Withdraw from classes

Withdrawal From Classes

Withdrawal means you are discontinuing all of your coursework for the semester/term at Ozarks Technical Community College. Please consult the OTC refund policy for details regarding your financial obligations to the College. Students wishing to withdraw from all college courses must complete and have processed an official withdrawal form by Student Services by the published deadline.  If a student does not attend classes and does not complete and process the withdrawal form, the student may be administratively withdrawn or will receive failing grades for the semester/term of enrollment. Additionally, the student may be liable for all/any account balance at OTC.

Withdrawal from classes may be requested via fax, mail or in-person by written request of the student. In order to fax or mail a request you may print, complete and return the following form: Official Withdrawal From All College Courses

E-mail:  Scan and e-mail the document to studentservices@otc.edu from your student OTC e-mail account.

Fax: 417-447-6925

Mail:
Ozarks Technical Community College
ATTN: Records & Registration
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802

In-person:  Any OTC Student Services Location

Financial Aid Recipients

It is strongly recommended that you bring the withdrawal form to campus or e-mail financialaid@otc.edu to speak with a member of the financial aid staff prior to dropping all of your courses. It is necessary that your current financial aid eligibility be reevaluated as well as your eligibility for aid in future semesters as a result of dropping coursework. Your financial aid may be prorated and could result in the College having to return federal funds. If financial funds are returned, you may owe the remainder balance to the College.

Financial Aid Refund Policy (Return of Title IV Funds)

Financial aid recipients who are on Financial Aid Probation and have filed an appeal, plan on filing an appeal or have an approved appeal should be aware that ANY change of schedule, including dropping classes, on or after the first day of classes will result in loss of financial aid in future semesters. 

Academic Hardship Withdrawal

A Hardship Withdrawal may be granted to a student who experiences non-academic emergencies which interfere or prevent the completion of coursework and cannot be resolved through traditional withdrawal methods. A successful Hardship Withdrawal allows a student to withdraw from classes after the final withdrawal date has passed.  The Hardship Withdrawal does not grant a refund of tuition or student feesMore information.

Administrative Withdrawal

It is the policy of the College that a student will be administratively withdrawn/dropped from a course due to lack of attendance in seated classes or nonparticipation in online classes (Policy 5.36).  The number of absences that will result in administrative withdrawal depends on the number of class periods for each particular class.  Students should be aware that administrative withdrawal for lack of attendance or nonparticipation may reduce the amount of financial aid they receive, delay their graduation or necessitate repayment of aid already received and does not relieve their obligation to pay all tuition and fees due to the College.  More information.