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COVID-19 Excused Withdrawal

Dear Student,

During these unprecedented times, we understand the challenges and concerns some of you may have experienced during the transition to Temporary Remote Instruction (TRI).  As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our commitment to you remains unchanged. We are here to support you in meeting your educational goals and are standing by to assist you.  You can find resources and connect with us at Please know that we are all in this together and that we are here to help.

However, for those who need to withdraw from a class, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) is allowing students to withdraw without penalty as a result of the current national COVID-19 crisis.

If you have been impacted and no longer wish to continue your enrollment with your current course(s), you may request an Excused Withdrawal (EW) with a refund of enrollment fees ($46/unit).  Those who received the California College Promise Grant Waiver are not eligible for a refund.

The EW will not count against your academic progress, probation status or towards the permitted number of withdrawals/attempts.  The EW, however, may affect other benefits such as Financial Aid, Veterans, Sponsorship, Athletics, etc.  If you are receiving these types of benefits, we recommend that you contact the appropriate program to determine if there are ramifications to requesting an EW.

Excused Withdrawals will not be accepted for those who are currently in the process of student discipline investigations.  If you have a pending student discipline case, your EW request will be accepted for review if you are not found in violation of the Standards of Student Conduct, BP5500. 

Deadline to submit EW and Refund Request is May 29, 2020.  Requests will not be accepted if student completed class with a final grade.

Please use this Withdrawal Request Form:  Request For Spring 2020 Excused Withdrawal Due to COVID-19 Crisis

Note:  Governor Newsome declared a State of Emergency on March 4, 2020.  Drops that occurred before March 4, 2020, do not qualify for an EW.

For questions, please contact