Official College Withdrawal

Withdrawing from the college is a serious issue. Before you withdraw speak to your Dean, Advisor, the counseling center, and a financial aid advisor. Separate rules apply if you withdraw from some classes but not all. More information about the process can be found on the Registrar's Withdrawal webpage.

Important things to consider before you withdraw:

  • This may impact your ability to receive financial aid if you return to SUNY Canton. You need to be aware of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines for Financial Aid if you receive any financial aid (includes loans).
  • This may impact your ability to keep all financial aid you have received for the current semester. You need to be aware of the Title IV Refund Policy. The college may be required to return part of your financial aid awards (including loans) to the Department of Education if you did not complete at least 60% of the semester.
  • This may impact the amounts of the charges on your student bill for the current semester. You need to be aware of the college's Reduction of Charges policy.

How to Withdraw:

There is a process all students must complete if they are withdrawing form all coursework for the semester.

Step 1:  Complete an official College Withdrawal Form on UCanWeb.

Step 2:  Complete and obtain all required signatures (Dean, Counselor).

Step 3:  Meet with a representative from the Student Service Center to discuss the potential impact on your financial aid and student bill.

Step 4:  Submit the official form for final approval to the Registrar Office.

Once all paperwork has been processed, you will be notified by the Student Service Center of any balance due on your student account.

Other issues to be concerned with:
  • Transcripts: Requests for a transcript may be delayed if you fail to address issues with your account on a timely basis.
  • Re-Admission: The Office of Admission cannot re-admit you to the college if you have a past due balance or any other holds on your account.
  • Holds: There are several reasons your account may be placed on hold, including billing issues. (fines include library, dorm damage, disciplinary, etc.)
  • Suspension: Any student who is suspended from the college must address that issue with the appropriate office before they are eligible to return.