OneStop Counseling Center
Discontinuance is defined as withdrawing from ALL classes for the current semester or term and means a student is no longer considered to be currently enrolled. Note: Newly admitted students (new freshman, transfer, and former students) discontinuing from the semester or term they were admitted will lose their admission status and will need to reapply to attend a future semester. Students should contact a OneStop counselor in D-148 ASB about being readmitted.
Continuing students who discontinue from a major semester (fall or winter) will have that semester counted as a leave of absence. (For more information, see the Leave of Absence section of this catalog). Discontinuance may also have an impact on other areas of campus where students are required to be enrolled in a certain number of credit hours, such as:
- financial aid
- health center
- counseling services
- computer lab
- exercise facilities
The OneStop counselors in D-148 ASB are available to consult with students or parents regarding these issues.
The discontinuance process includes the following:
- Before the first day of classes, students may drop all of their classes with no record on the transcript.
- Between the first day of class and the add deadline, students may discontinue by dropping all their classes online through MyMAP in MyBYU. However, discontinuance on or after the first day of class will result in a withdraw date being posted on the student's transcript.
- After the add deadline, students must discontinue by submitting the Request for Discontinuance form (front side only) available from the OneStop Counseling Center at D-148 ASB or the website (http://onestop.byu.edu/discontinuance).
- If discontinuing after the withdraw deadline, students will need to obtain signatures from their instructors (back side of form) indicating whether the student should be withdrawn passing (W) or withdrawn failing (WE). A W does not figure into the GPA, but a WE is a failing grade and will count in GPA calculations.
- Once the Request for Discontinuance form is completed and submitted to the OneStop Counseling Center (D-148 ASB), the student will be withdrawn from classes.
- After the discontinuance deadline, if non-academic circumstances arise, students may work with their instructors to get an incomplete contract. (See information about incompletes in the Grading section of this catalog.) If a student desires to discontinue after the deadline, including first term classes, it will be necessary to file a petition (see http://petitions.byu.edu).
Students who have a first block class and desire to discontinue should consider the following:
- If the student wishes to keep only the first block class, he should withdraw from his other classes. He will receive no discontinuance date and the leave of absence policy will not apply as the student will still have posted credit. The student will receive a grade for the first block class.
- If the student does NOT want to keep the first block class and it is BEFORE the first block withdraw deadline, he may simply discontinue by filling out the front side of the discontinuance form.
- If the student does NOT want to keep the first block class and it is AFTER the first block withdraw deadline, he will need to petition the Registrar's Office to be allowed to withdraw from the first block class(es).
- International or multicultural students must obtain clearance from International Services and/or Multicultural Student Services (respectively) before discontinuing.
- Students admitted only for evening classes or as a BGS student must discontinue through the Office of Evening Classes (120 HCEB, 801-422-2872).
- Students admitted only to the Salt Lake Center should discontinue through the Salt Lake Center Office (801-933-9400, 345 W. North Temple, 3 Triad Center, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84180).
- Law School students must initiate their discontinuance through the dean of the Law School, 348-A JRCB.
- Students who leave the university under emergency conditions and subsequently do not return are still responsible to discontinue before the discontinuance deadline. They should contact the OneStop Counseling Center (D-148 ASB) as soon as possible.