This section describes academic policies related to transferring between divisions, declaring academic bankruptcy for a semester, and withdrawals.

Students should refer to the undergraduate catalog or the graduate catalog for specific information about degree requirements, grading policies, and applicability of transfer equivalent credit toward meeting degree requirements.

General Academic Policies

Students should refer to the undergraduate or graduate catalog for specific information about degree requirements, grading policies, and applicability of transfer equivalent credit toward meeting degree requirements. This section summarizes academic policies related to transferring among divisions, declaring academic bankruptcy for a semester, and withdrawals. For more information, visit the University of Alabama Undergraduate Catalog.

Academic Bankruptcy

Academic bankruptcy involves a student’s request to retroactively withdraw from one academic term of work because of extreme personal, emotional, or financial circumstances so devastating that it becomes impossible for the student to perform academically at a level approximating the usual record of achievement. The summer sessions are considered one academic term. Read more about academic bankruptcy on the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

Academic Grievance Policy

A student academic grievance is broadly defined as a student complaint regarding an academic action taken by instructional or administrative personnel at The University of Alabama. A student may file an academic grievance against a faculty member, administrator, or staff member at the University. For more information about academic grievance procedures, visit University-Wide Academic Grievance Procedures.

Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Process

Visit the Provost’s website for complete information on the Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Policy.

Transferring Among Divisions Within The University

A student registered in an undergraduate division of The University of Alabama who has earned fewer than 45 semester hours may transfer to another undergraduate division. A student who has earned 45 or more semester hours may transfer to another undergraduate division according to the rules established by the division to which s/he is applying. Read more about transfers within the University on the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

Withdrawal

A student may withdraw from or drop an individual course until the end of the tenth week of a fall or spring semester, the second week of Interim session, the third week of a five-week summer session, or the fourth week of a 10-week session. After this period, students are expected to maintain their course loads. A student contemplating withdrawal from a course is strongly encouraged to contact his/her academic adviser before changing an academic schedule, as it can result in delayed graduation. Read more about withdrawal on the UA Undergraduate Catalog.