If you wish to appeal a grade of AW (administrative withdrawal) you must submit a request to the School by Tuesday, 11:59 pm Eastern Time, after notification of AW status on that Monday. The School will investigate, make a decision and send the decision no later than noon on the Friday of that week.
Where to Send Your AW Appeal:
Also refer to the Excelsior College Student Policy Handbook (PDF).
The limit is a maximum of six W (withdrawal) grades. You may withdraw from the same Excelsior College course for a maximum of three times. If you have six W grades, you will not be allowed the option to withdraw from a course.
Graduate Students are allowed to accumulate a maximum of four W grades (not including AW and MW) in Excelsior College courses. After four W grades, the student will not be allowed the option to withdraw from a course. The student will receive the grade that is earned for the amount of work completed and the level of achievement for that work.
Graduate students are allowed to accumulate a maximum of four AW grades (not including W or MW). After four AW grades, the graduate student will be Academically Dismissed from Excelsior College. The student’s status would be changed to WAW. See the Administrative Withdrawal and Academic Dismissal policy and the Student Appeals policy for additional information.
Final grades will be posted to your academic record on the sixth day after the term ends. If the sixth day falls on the weekend, your grades will be posted on Monday.