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Drop a class

Before cancelling or withdrawing from a class, discuss your options with your academic advisor.

Check the cancel/add deadlines for information about cancelling or withdrawing from a class, including refund information, when permission is required, and when a "W " (withdrawal) will appear on your transcript.

Time frame for cancelling or withdrawing from a class

See the cancel/add deadlines for half semester classes and summer term.

First two weeks of the semester

You may cancel a class through MyU: Academics (see step-by-step instructions). The course will not appear on your transcript.

Third through the tenth week of the semester

You may withdraw from a class through MyU: Academics (see step-by-step instructions). The course will appear on your transcript with a "W".

After the tenth week of the semester

You may use your one-time discretionary withdrawal if you have not already done so. Once during your undergraduate enrollment, after the deadline for withdrawal, you may withdraw from a class without providing documentation of extenuating, nonacademic circumstances. The one-time late withdrawal can be used up to and including the last day of instruction for the class. You cannot withdraw after the last day of instruction or after completing the final examination or its equivalent. 

If you have already used your one-time late discretionary withdrawal, you cannot withdraw from a class without a petition based on documentation of extenuating, nonacademic circumstances. Petitions may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar up to and including the last day of instruction for the class. You cannot submit a petition after the last day of instruction or after completing the final examination or its equivalent. If your petition is approved, you may withdraw from the class. 

If you withdraw from a class using your one-time discretionary withdrawal or after a petition to withdrawal for extenuating, nonacademic circumstances has been approved, the class will appear on your transcript with a "W".

Financial impact

Consult with a One Stop counselor before you cancel or withdraw from a class to determine the impact, if any, on your financial aid, tuition, and/or fees.

Undergraduates must maintain a minimum current registration of 6 credits (half-time status) to qualify for federal loans. Some federal, state, and University financial aid programs require full-time status. The effect on your financial aid will depend on when you cancel/withdraw and the type of aid you receive. You may be required to return all or a portion of financial aid disbursed to you.

Alternate option to withdrawing

As an alternate option, if you have already completed a substantial portion of the work for a class, you may work with your instructor to get an "I" (incomplete) in a course and complete the work at a later date. More information on this option

Important Dates

Academics

Wed, Oct 23, 2019 First day of instruction for 2nd-half semester classes
Fri, Dec 13, 2019 Last day of instruction for full and 2nd-half semester classes
Tue, Dec 17, 2019 Final examinations

Registration

Wed, Oct 23, 2019 First day of instruction for 2nd-half semester classes
Tue, Oct 29, 2019 Last day to add 2nd-half semester classes without instructor permission
Wed, Oct 30, 2019 Last day to receive a 100% refund for cancelling 2nd-half semester classes