New "Excused Withdrawal" for Incarcerated Students: Revision to Title 5

This revision to Title 5 Regulation, released by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, amends regulations for withdrawal from community college courses. The revisions in place now specify broader conditions under which students enrolled in community college courses may withdraw from a course without penalties that impact their future financial aid eligibility. Effective February 22nd, 2018, Title 5 now protects incarcerated students from the negative consequences that come with receiving a "W" on their transcripts. This document may be useful to college staff or administrators working with currently incarcerated students undergoing involuntary transfers or early release.

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