Course withdrawals are an influential variable in student retention and success. This Webinar presents research from a dataset that encompasses nine universities. We will highlight the demographic and contextual factors that influence course withdrawals, and dig into the predictive power of withdrawals in regard to student retention compared against D grades and F grades.


This session invited attendees to consider the results in the context of the varied course withdrawal policies nationally and discuss practical applications for academic advisors, retention specialists, and faculty leaders. Complete the form below to access the full recording.

Scott James, Data Scientist, Hobsons
Patrick T. Akos, Professor, School of Education, UNC Chapel Hill

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