For refund purposes, a student who wishes to withdraw from all courses does so by submitting a written notice to the Registrar. If the notice is received prior to the first day of the term, there will be no entry made on the student's transcript and a full refund of tuition and student fees will be issued. If the notice is received on or after the first day of the term, he or she will receive grades of W (withdrawn). Any student, who leaves the University without officially withdrawing, will receive a failing grade in all courses. The date on which the Registrar receives written notice will govern the academic and financial consequences of withdrawal. 

Written notification of withdrawal to the Instructor, Advisor, and Program Director does not fulfill your obligation to communicate in writing with the Registrar in all matters pertaining to withdrawal. However, you are asked to meet with your Program Director or Advisor before taking such a precipitous step.