During your time at UNCG, you may encounter unexpected and extenuating circumstances that significantly inhibit your ability to succeed academically. When situations like this arise, an Appeal to Withdraw for Extenuating Circumstances (WEC) may be an option to help you recover academically from these events.
Note: students cannot retroactively appeal to withdraw from a semester after their degree has been conferred.
There are two types of Appeals to Withdraw for Extenuating Circumstances:
- Total WEC – an appeal to be withdrawn from all courses on a student’s academic record for a given semester
- Selective WEC – an appeal to be withdrawn from one or more courses, while keeping other course credit in the same semester. Note: requires an explanation of your ability to be successful in some courses but not in others, relative to your extenuating circumstances
Required Components for Appeals to Withdraw for Extenuating Circumstances:
- Letter of Explanation
- Official Documentation
- Course Syllabi (for selective WECs only)
Please review the Guide to Appeal to Withdraw for Extenuating Circumstances (WEC) thoroughly for helpful information about preparing your appeal. Then, when you are ready, schedule an appointment with a Students First Office advisor to review the materials you plan on submitting for Committee review.
By meeting with a Students First Office advisor, you will:
- Review the information you provide in your letter of explanation to ensure all appropriate details have been provided
- Receive feedback on your official documentation to ensure you have included documentation supporting all aspects of your circumstances
- Learn about the next steps in the WEC process
Once you have finalized all appeal materials, submit them for committee review via the Appeal to Withdraw for Extenuating Circumstances submission portal.