Before You Withdraw, 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 Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center 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

YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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 with 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
ph: 440-964-4187 or 330-888-6300
https://www.kent.edu/geauga/academic-advising

Connect to the Academic Success Center

Contact the Office of Academic Services 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, academic success workshops, the Writing Center, Student Accessibility Services, and more! 

Academic Success Workshops

Tutoring and Testing

Student Accessibility Services
330-888-6314
bblank10@kent.edu


 

 YOUR FINANCES

If you’re considering withdrawing because of financial concerns or due to a change in your family’s household income, Kent State Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center financial aid department is here to help you 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:

Donna Holcomb
Phone: 440-834-3744
Email: geaugafinaid@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. Call 440-834-3711 or 330-888-6366 or email geaugacounseling@kent.edu to schedule an appointment.  For more information, visit https://www.kent.edu/geauga/counseling-services
  • Access Resources: For help accessing resources such as food, clothing, and housing, please visit Kent Cares for a list of contacts and services.
  • Your Physical Health/Medical Concerns - Feeling tired? Rundown? 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.

Geauga Campus and Twinsburg Academic Center Counseling Services

Kent Cares


 

CONNECT WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Emails and Office Hours can be located on the Faculty Directory Page

FACULTY DIRECTORY 


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