Drop a class
Note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, the deadline to cancel Spring 2020 full semester and second-half semester classes without Scholastic Committee approval has been extended to Friday, May 1. If you choose to cancel a class, a "W" will be recorded on your transcript.
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
Third through the tenth week of the semester
After the tenth week of the semester
You may use your one-time discretionary late 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. Use the Academic Policy Petition form to request to use your one-time discretionary late withdrawal.
If you have already used your one-time discretionary late 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 using the Petition to Withdraw from a Course(s) or from all Courses for Nonacademic Reasons form. 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 withdraw for extenuating, nonacademic circumstances has been approved, the class will appear on your transcript with a "W".
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.
|Fri, Jul 31, 2020||Last day of instruction for Full Summer Session and Summer Session II classes|
|Wed, Aug 19, 2020||First day of instruction for full and 1st-half semester classes|
|Wed, Oct 7, 2020||Last day of instruction for 1st-half semester classes|
|Mon, Jul 6, 2020||Last day to receive a 25% refund for Summer Session II classes|
|Tue, Jul 7, 2020||Last day to change grade basis for Summer Session II classes|
|Tue, Jul 7, 2020||Last day to drop Full Summer Session classes|