2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

Resignation and Change of Program

A student who is unable to meet attendance requirements may, by written application, request permission to resign from a course. The course withdrawal online application is on the Jay Stop website http://jstop.jjay.cuny.edu. Please see the academic calendar for last day to submit the withdrawal request.

Before the first day of the semester and during the Program Adjustment Period (the first three weeks of the semester), all resignations will be processed in accordance with the College’s change of program procedures under which courses may be dropped and added. Refunds will be made according to the refund schedule listed in the section of this bulletin, Tuition and Fees.

Beginning with the fourth week and continuing through the tenth week of the semester, students may resign without academic penalty by filing an Application for Resignation, signed by the instructor or the Dean of Graduate Studies. The final date of this period is published in the Academic Calendar each semester.

Requests to resign after the tenth week must be filed at Jay Express Services Center and must include the signature of the instructor as well as medical, occupational, psychological, or other appropriate documentation. Such resignations must be approved by the Vice President for Enrollment Management. If approval is denied and the student does not complete the course in question, he or she receives a grade of WU, which is the equivalent of an F.

In rare circumstances, students can apply for a retroactive resignation from courses taken in the previous semester. However, such resignation must be for all courses taken in that semester and must be based on special hardships, substantiated by appropriate documentation. Under no circumstances will a retroactive resignation from an entire semester be allowed more than once in a student’s graduate course of study. Applications for retroactive resignation may be obtained at the Jay Stop website: http://jstop.jjay.cuny.edu. All resignations are subject to final authorization by the Registrar.