Let's Talk

Feeling stressed about...

  • course performance?

  • your physical or emotional health?

  • your finances?

If you're thinking you may want to withdraw from a course this semester, before you take action, let's talk. Kent State Columbiana campuses have dedicated resources - for those exact reasons - to support you.

We’re here for you because Flashes take care of Flashes. We understand that COVID-19 has had an impact on our students and their families, and we want to offer every resource – financial assistance such as scholarships, payment plans and financial aid assistance along with counseling and healthcare.

The Flashes in the administration, faculty and staff will help you keep moving forward and we’ll do everything we can to help you graduate. 

Studies

Finances

Health & Wellness

We’re here to help! Kent State has dedicated resources just for these reasons — to support you. Reach out, let’s talk and see how we can help. 

Reminder, the withdrawal deadline for Spring Semester courses is Monday, March 29.  The withdrawal deadline for flexibly scheduled courses can be found in the "Student Printable Schedule and Textbooks" section on Flashline.


 Your Studies

If you’re struggling in your coursework or feeling overwhelmed by studying, before you withdraw, reach out to your instructor to discuss your difficulties and your progress, Also, talk with your advisor to see what your options may be, including staying in the class, withdrawing, requesting an incomplete or taking the class pass/fail, if that’s an option for that specific course.

Need  Advising Help

Find an Advisor
East Liverpool: 330-385-3805
Salem: 330-332-0361

Connect to the Academic Success Center

Contact the Learning Center at Salem or the Lang Learning Loft at East Liverpool for tutoring (drop-in, scheduled and e-tutoring) as well as to receive study tips, academic coaching and supplemental instruction — personalized for your needs. Our mission is to empower students to become independent learners through engaging support programs through a strong academic support experience. Services included tutoring, testing, supplemental instruction, the Writing Center, Student Accessibility Services and more! 

East Liverpool: 330-385-3805
Salem: 330-337-4211


 Your Finances

If you’re considering withdrawing because of financial concerns or due to a change in your family’s household income, Kent State East Liverpool and Kent State Salem are here to help and can find possible solutions and options for your situation. You may be eligible for CARES Act assistance  

Withdrawing from a course can impact your aid for the current term, could cause you to have a balance due, and can even impact your eligibility for aid in the future. IT’S ALWAYS BEST TO CHECK WITH FINANCIAL AID BEFORE YOU WITHDRAW!

Specific questions about aid/account impact of course withdrawal:

Beth Allison-Christy, Financial Aid Representative
Phone: 330-385-3805
Email: ballison@kent.edu

Angel Barcey, Financial Aid Representative
Phone: 330-332-0361
Email: acarnes@kent.edu

Helpful Resources

Withdraw vs. Drop; How to Withdraw; Financial Impact of Withdrawing 

Future Aid Impact on Withdrawing – Satisfactory Academic Progress  

General Financial Aid Information

Important to Note

  • A withdrawal is shown as a “W” on the student transcript.

  • A withdrawal is NOT calculated in a student’s GPA.

  • A withdrawal DOES count as an attempted course.

  • A withdrawal COULD cause you to owe a balance, depending on your situation and timing. 


 Your Health & Well-being

Your overall well-being is key to your success. There are resources on campus that help you feel your best.

  • Your Mental Health - Feeling overwhelmed? Depressed? Before you withdraw, talk with a counselor at Counseling Services. Request Counseling Services.  For more information, visit https://www.kent.edu/columbiana/counseling-and-wellness-services
  • Access Resources: For help accessing resources such as food, clothing and housing, please call 211 or connect via their website at http://www.unitedwayofncc.org/211.shtml
  • Your Physical Health/Medical Concerns - Feeling tired? Run down? Before you withdraw, talk with someone at University Health Services. They can check your overall health, and see if you’re getting enough sleep, eating properly and staying active. Call 330-672-2322 for an appointment.

Columbiana Campuses Counseling and Wellness Services

Columbiana County 211


Flashes Take Care of Flashes.
BEFORE YOU WITHDRAW – LET’S TALK. WE’RE HERE TO HELP.