Course Withdrawals & Re-Enrollment Policy
Per the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy, with the first day of enrollment in the course as the baseline, students who withdraw from a course within three days in a 45-day course, five days in a 90-day course, or ten days in a 180-day course will do so without penalty.
The three-, five-, and ten–day limitations for withdrawing from a course without penalty do not apply to course or course-level changes approved by the administration of a school. Students who withdraw from a course with administrative approval will be given a WP for the course. Students who withdraw from a course after the specified time of three days for a 45-day course, five days in a 90-day course, or ten days in a 180-day course without administrative approval, shall be assigned a WF, and the F (as a 50) will be calculated in the students’ overall grade point average. Withdrawal limitations for distance learning, dual credit, and virtual courses will be established by local districts in conjunction with partner institutions of higher education and VirtualSC enrollment and withdrawal deadlines.
Students who drop out of school or are expelled after the allowed period for withdrawal but before the end of the grading period will be assigned grades in accordance with the following polices:
The student will receive a WP if he or she was passing the course. The grade of WP will carry no Carnegie units and no quality points to be factored into the student’s GPA.
The student will receive a WF if he or she was failing the course. The grade of WF will carry no Carnegie units but will be factored into the student’s GPA as a 50.
Schedules may be changed only if there is a conflict or an extenuating circumstance. At the mid-point of the 1st quarter (26th day), if the student is failing an AP, IB, or Honors course, the student may be rescheduled to the CP course level .
Requests for changes in a course level will be accommodated until the close of school on the eighth school day after the end of the first nine weeks in a 180-day course (53rd day). Change requests for semester-long courses will be accommodated until the close of school on the 26thday of school.
Students should not be dropped, moved or reassigned to any other class after the designated day as per course length unless approved by the school principal.
Beaufort County School District may reenroll students who have moved on to other “Terminal” education programs, if such students meet all other necessary enrollment criteria.