Withdrawing from a Class

Withdrawing from a Class

Withdrawing from a class or from the University

There are multiple parts of a term in every semester, and there are three distinct date ranges for each part of term:

  1. The add/drop period - dropping a class during this period will result in the complete removal of the course from your record.
  2. The withdraw period - withdrawing from a class during this period will result in a grade of WD on your transcript. This grade will not affect your GPA. On the "deadlines" page, this date is noted as "Last day to WD without academic penalty."
  3. The withdraw/fail period - withdrawing from a class during this period will result in a grade of WF on your transcript. This grade calculates as an F in your GPA. On the "deadlines" page, this period begins after the "Last day to WD without academic penalty."

The deadlines for add/drop, withdraw, and withdraw-fail are all posted online:

Courses that run for part of the term have different add/drop/withdraw schedules than those that run the entire term. Please carefully review the academic deadline schedule for the deadlines to add and drop these courses.

Note that withdrawing from a class may impact your financial aid. You should consult with Student Financial Services prior to withdrawing. 


HOW TO WITHDRAW:

Complete Withdrawals:

If a student wishes to withdraw from all of his/her classes in a term, s/he may submit the complete withdraw form. This form may be used at any time:
  1. If the complete withdraw form is submitted during the add/drop period, all courses will be completely removed from the record.
  2. If the complete withdraw form is submitted during the withdraw period, the student will receive a grade of WD for all active courses.
  3. If the complete withdraw form is submitted during the withdraw/fail period, the student will receive a grade of WF for all active courses. 

NOTE that if a student is enrolled for multiple terms, the form must be specific as to which term s/he wishes to withdraw. If a student is registered for spring and summer, but the complete withdraw form is only submitted for the spring semester, the student will not be removed from his/her summer classes.
 

Schedule Adjustments (dropping or withdrawing one or more classes, but not dropping or withdrawing from all classes):

Any schedule adjustments made (adding, dropping, or withdrawing) after the end of the add/drop period for a class must be done by the Registrar's Office.

To drop or withdraw from one or more courses (but not all courses), please fill out the course withdrawal form.


NOTE: If an online student wishes to withdraw from the University completely, s/he may submit a complete withdraw form.
 



Withdrawing from a class or from the University may have implications on your financial aid and/or your student loan deferment status. We highly recommend that you speak with Student Financial Services prior to withdrawing.


Click here for information about unofficial withdrawal due to non-attendance.

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Craig P. Dewan

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