Unofficial Withdrawal Policy
Students who stop attending all classes without officially withdrawing or taking a leave of absence are considered Unofficial Withdrawals and will be subject to a return of federal student aid funds calculation based on the last documented date of attendance as determined by University of Pennsylvania.
If a student receives all non-passing grades and academically related activity for the duration of the term cannot be verified, the University will determine the student to have unofficially withdrawn.
Working with the student’s instructors and home school, the University will determine a last date of attendance. This date will be used to calculate the potential return of federal student aid. If no academically related activity can be verified within the term, the last date of attendance will be determined to be the last date of the previous term of enrollment. If academically related activity can be verified within the term but the last date of attendance remains unknown, the last date of attendance will be set as the 50% point of the term. .
For more information on the return of federal financial aid, see Penn’s Return of Funds policy.