Allow withdrawal date before end of term without dropping student's classes

Proposal: We need to be able to enter the real withdrawal date for a student without the system automatically dropping them from their courses. Currently, if the actual wd date is before the end of the term, their classes are automatically dropped, including from the previous term for multi-term classes. Thus they don't show on the transcript (unless you designate show dropped courses, which is impractical because you may not want ALL of a student's dropped courses to show.) To avoid these issues, you must choose a wd date after the term ends. However, then that incorrect "fake" withdrawal date shows up on the transcript. Having the students automatically dropped from courses is a big problem for these reasons.

  • Jane Gallardo
  • Aug 6 2020
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  • Andrew Teets commented
    22 Dec, 2023 08:53pm

    Agreed, this part of the system needs a good looking at. The mid-year leaving student makes us enter an incorrect date to make the system work. Then we have a data point that is not reliable. Please fix!!

  • Morgan Kunze commented
    23 Jun, 2023 12:22am

    Agree, this is a big problem, and TBH I don't understand what the function of the "depart date" is if it's not to resolve this. We should be able to accurately note when a student withdraws without their academic record being annihilated.

  • Amanda Shows commented
    5 Jun, 2023 01:02pm

    Just to add to this, this is a compliance issue with Clearinghouse as well. We need to accurately record a students Last Date of Attendance and a date after the end of the term is not allowed.

  • Andrew Teets commented
    25 Jan, 2023 06:08pm

    Yes please! This is sorely needed.

  • Adrian S. commented
    13 Jan, 2022 12:54am

    This is killig me right now.


  • Ryan Williamson commented
    15 Aug, 2021 04:01pm

    This is an absolutely awful bug, and I really wish they would make it a priority.

  • Rebecca Lynn Shuman commented
    11 Aug, 2020 02:11pm

    This would be extremely helpful for our school if a student self-selects out of Honors and drops to regular, we keep it on the transcript

    It happens often enough that a work around with fake dates inadequately describes a students path through our curriculum