Withdrawal from the University

Students are strongly advised to discuss a withdrawal with both their GPC and academic advisor before submitting a withdrawal form. Students who withdraw before the last day to drop classes without a W for the semester/session will have their courses removed from the transcript. Students who withdraw by the last day to drop a class with a W grade for the semester/session will receive a W for all their courses. Students are not permitted to withdraw after the last day to drop with a W grade unless there are exceptional circumstances and the dean has granted permission. To withdraw in good standing from KAUST, all withdrawals must be approved by the academic advisor, division dean, and dean of graduate affairs. In addition, students must successfully meet all departure clearance requests through Graduate Operations. For more information, please see the Student Handbook.

Students who are M.Sc./Ph.D. and choose to withdraw before completion of the Ph.D. will also need to complete a withdrawal form. Failure to submit a withdrawal form will result in students being dismissed for abandonment of program. To return to KAUST after a withdrawal, students will be required to reapply for admission and any courses taken previously at KAUST will be evaluated by the program on a case by case basis.

Once withdrawals are approved, students will have one week to access their KAUST accounts and portal before access is removed.