If you drop a course latest by the 9th week of the semester, it will be
officially removed from your record and will not appear in your transcript.
A course withdrawal process is undertaken when you miss the drop course
deadline and are unable/not ready to sit for the final exam of the course.
By applying for withdrawal of course, the course will still appear in your
transcript but with a "W" grade (withdrawal with permission).
Students who have been formally
enrolled may apply for deferment of studies (leave
of absence) for any particular semester
thereafter. Students who have formally applied
and obtained approval for deferment of studies will
not have to re-apply for admission when they intend
to continue their studies later.