- Academic Suspension (involuntary withdrawal)
- Academic/Disciplinary Dismissal (involuntary withdrawal)
- Academic/Social Disciplinary Suspension (involuntary withdrawal)
- Resignation (voluntary withdrawal)
- Medical leave (voluntary or involuntary withdrawal)
- Leave (voluntary
Withdrawing from Bowdoin College
Your Dean within the Office of the Dean of Students is the first point of contact for making plans to leave Bowdoin and initiating an official withdrawal.
Notify us of your intent to withdraw
If you would like a voluntary leave or medical leave, please review the college’s policies in the Academic Handbook. Let us know if you intend to withdraw from the college by completing the Intent to Withdraw Form and returning it to the Office of the Dean of Students.
We record your official date of withdrawal as your last date of attendance.
If you withdraw anytime after the second week of classes, you will receive a withdrawal (W) grade notation for all your courses. The grade of (W) does not affect your GPA, but does appear on your official transcript.