A student who wishes to withdraw from the GSD is required to discuss the matter with his or her assigned faculty advisor or program director and the assistant dean for student services or the registrar. A letter indicating reasons for withdrawal, or withdrawal petition should then be filed with the Graduate School of Design, Office of Student Services, Gund 422, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
The deadline for withdrawing without becoming liable for payment of tuition is listed in the Academic Calendar. After that date, tuition is charged to the end of the tuition period in which a student withdraws. A student who fails to register by the deadline for late registration in a given term will be withdrawn automatically as of that date, unless a leave of absence has been approved. Students who withdraw, voluntarily or involuntarily, must reapply for admission.