Once the add/drop period ends, students may no longer add courses into their schedules. They may, however, withdraw from a course but with academic and financial liabilities. Students wishing to withdraw from a course or courses after the add/drop period has ended must complete a withdrawal from course form. On this form, the student may indicate which courses he or she would like to withdraw from. According to specific time intervals (indicated in the appropriate semester's course bulletin), a student will receive a W grade. A grade of W is shown on the student's transcript but does not affect her cumulative grade point average.
Students currently enrolled in Manhattan College who wish to withdraw from the College, effectively ending their status as matriculated students, must complete the required Manhattan College Withdrawal Form. An appointment should be made with the appropriate Academic Advisor/Assistant Dean to have an exit interview and to complete the required form. If a medical withdrawal is requested, student must see Dr. Terence Hannigan, Director of the The Counseling Center & Health Services. This form must be completely filled out or students will not be eligible for tuition adjustments and may be responsible for paying back any financial aid received from the College. The effective date for a student’s withdrawal is the date that student notifies the College.
Student status refers to the course load (in terms of credits) a student is taking during a given semester:
Less than half time: 1–5 credits
Half time: 6–8 credits
3/4 time: 9–11 credits
Full time: 12–or above
Graduate (as of Fall 2016)
Less than half time: 1 -2 credits
Half time: 3 credits
3/4 time: 4 -5 credits
Full time: 6 credits
Students should pay close attention to their student status, especially if they are receiving any type of financial aid. Loans, grants, TAP and scholarships from Manhattan College have specific guidelines regarding student status. Falling below a certain status may put a student in jeopardy of losing aid.
Students must fill out all personal information on the in-school deferment form and fax it directly to the National Student Clearinghouse at 703-733-4180. If the form is asking for the institutional seal, it must be mailed directly from Manhattan College to lenders or providers. If not, the student may, if they wish, take the completed form and submit it to their provider or lender by their own means.
Current students can fill out the change of name form and include an original copy of marriage license, divorce decree or other legal document supporting the name change.
Effective the fall 2015, name changes are only allowed for currently enrolled students. After a student graduates the academic file is closed. College records are historical documents and are not altered retroactively.
Manhattan College will accept requests from MC graduates for a change of name only in extenuating circumstances that are accompanied by official court order.