Dropping Courses

You may drop/withdraw from courses on E-services through the published deadline dates for the semester. Refer to the Term Calendar provided by the Office of the Registrar.

There are different academic and financial outcomes for courses dropped by the fifth day of the semester and for those dropped after the fifth day of the semester.

Charges for courses dropped through the fifth day of the semester are removed from your bill and the course(s) will not appear on your academic transcript.

Charges for full-term courses dropped after the fifth day of the semester are not removed from your bill and the course(s) will appear with a “W” grade on your academic transcript to indicate they are in a withdrawal status.

Specific Semester Information

Summer Term 2019

  • Full Semester Courses (May 20-July 26) – there is no financial penalty for students who drop courses through May 24, 2019, the fifth day of the semester.
  • First Half/Session Courses (May 20-June 21) - there is no financial penalty for students who drop courses through May 24, 2019, the fifth day of the semester.
  • Second Half/Session Courses (June 24-July 26) - there is no financial penalty for students who drop courses through June 25, 2019.
  • First Module Courses (June 3-June 14) - there is no financial penalty for students who drop courses through June 4, 2019.
  • Second Module Courses (June 17-June 28) - there is no financial penalty for students who drop courses through June 18, 2019.
  • Third Module Courses (July 1 – July 12) - there is no financial penalty for students who drop courses through July 2, 2019.
  • Fourth Module Courses (July 15-July 26) - there is no financial penalty for students who drop courses through July 16, 2019.
  • Short courses which end before May 20, 2019, must be dropped by one calendar day after the first class day in order to be refunded.

If you drop/withdraw/stop attending any of your courses during summer term and you are enrolled in a summer term short course that has not yet begun, the University is required to reduce your financial aid eligibility assuming you will not be attending the future course, unless you submit written confirmation of your plans to attend using this online form.

Fall Semester 2019

A 100% tuition/fee refund/credit is allowed for courses dropped through the fifth day of the semester or through one day after the first class session, whichever is later. There is no financial penalty for students who drop and/or add courses through August 30, 2019, the fifth day of the semester. Tuition/fee charges for courses dropped after August 30, 2019 will not be removed from your account, except as provided through an approved course exchange or tuition appeal, or as a result of an official withdrawal from the University.

Spring Semester 2020

A 100% tuition/fee refund/credit is allowed for courses dropped through the fifth day of the semester or through one day after the first class session, whichever is later. There is no financial penalty for students who drop and/or add courses through January 27, 2020, the fifth day of the semester. Tuition/fee charges for courses dropped after January 17, 2020 will not be removed from your account, except as provided through an approved course exchange or tuition appeal, or as a result of an official withdrawal from the University.

  • Course exchanges are handled through the Registration Help Center located on the main level of Wigley Administration Center.
  • Tuition appeals are reviewed by Student Financial Services and require documentation of an extenuating circumstance. Visit the Campus Hub to request and submit a Tuition Refund Appeal form
  •  Contact the Campus Hub to request an Official Withdrawal if you are dropping all of your courses for the semester.