Students are expected to engage early in Excelsior University courses and remain active participants in academic-related activities throughout the term. Participation is monitored on a weekly basis. Students who do not meet expectations may be administratively withdrawn (AW) from the course.
An automated process runs weekly to identify students who have not been actively participating in academic-related activities for the preceding week. All academic-related activity must be relevant to course content in the module posted/submitted. Students who were not active will receive an automated message informing them of their inactivity. Three consecutive notifications (between weeks 1 and 6 in an 8-week course or weeks 1 and 13 in a 15-week course) will automatically result in an administrative withdrawal from the course. Repeated instances of non-relevant participation will be reviewed and may result in manual withdrawal from the course.
Students who are AW will not be eligible for a refund of tuition and will owe any balance due. Financial aid recipients who receive AWs risk losing eligibility for some or all awarded aid for the trimester. The accumulation of six AW grades will result in dismissal from the University. See related policy: Grade Scale, GPA, and Credit Application.
Students with extenuating circumstances preventing them from participating must contact their instructor immediately. An excused absence is at the discretion of the instructor. Please refer to the Late Coursework policy.