Difference between drop and withdrawal
"Dropping" a course means that BEFORE the drop/add deadline shown on the HCC academic calendar (or your course schedule) you took action to remove the course from your schedule. You either 1) logged into your Hawknet account and dropped the course, or 2) met with an advisor and requested that the course be removed from your schedule. You will not be charged for this course. The course will not show up on your transcript and is not an attempt for the course. Courses that are not 16 weeks long have a shorter drop/add deadline. Please check your course online for the drop/add deadline. NOTE: Contact Financial Aid before dropping a course so they can advise you if it will affect your Financial Aid eligibility. If you are sponsored, this may affect the amount paid by your sponsor.
"Withdrawing" from a course means that you registered for the course and it was still on your schedule AFTER the drop/add deadline shown on the HCC academic calendar. You did not take action to remove it from your schedule. Non-attendance is considered a withdrawal. Being removed by a teacher for non-attendance is considered a withdrawal. You are responsible for full payment of all courses that are considered withdrawals. Your transcript will reflect the course as an attempt. This may or may not affect your Financial Aid eligibility. If you are sponsored, this may affect the amount paid by your sponsor.
|You took action||...BEFORE drop deadline||...AFTER drop deadline
...No action taken after registering for the course
...You registered for class and did not attend
...Instructor withdrew you from course for non-attendance
|Do I have to pay for the course?||No||Yes|
|Is this an attempt for the course?||No||Yes|
|Does it impact my financial aid?||Maybe. Contact Financial Aid.||Maybe. Contact Financial Aid.|
|Does it impact my sponsorship?||Maybe. Contact your sponsor.||Maybe. Contact your sponsor.|
|Does it impact my Veteran's Benefits?||Maybe. Contact the Admissions, Registration & Records Office.||Maybe. Contact the Admissions, Registration & Records Office.|