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Withdrawing From All Courses

Withdrawal from the University is governed by specific regulations that students should observe to protect their academic standing. Failure to withdraw officially from the University before the last day of instruction may result in a grade of F (failure) appearing on the record for each course in which the student is registered. Students dropping all courses or the only course for which they are enrolled by the official 10th day of Fall and Spring Semesters or the 5th day of Summer Session should follow university online withdrawal procedures.  After that time a University Withdrawal Form must be completed, available from your program, the Graduate College or the Registration Office in SSB.  Click here for complete registration information.

Students who withdraw from all courses through the official tenth day of the Fall or Spring semester (official fifth day in summer 8-week session; see calendar for 4-week deadlines) are not considered to have been registered for that term  The withdrawn courses will not appear on the student’s transcript and will not be charged any tuition or related fees. See Cancelation of Registration.

Students who withdraw from all courses after the official tenth day of the Fall or Spring semester (fifth in summe 8-week session; see calendar for 4-week deadlinesr) are considered “in residence” for that term, are eligible to register for the next term, and the withdrawn courses will appear on their transcript with a "W" grade. Click here to view the refund schedule.

Graduate students who wish to withdraw after the online access ends for the term may secure copies of the withdrawal form from their director of graduate studies or the Graduate College. Graduate students in a degree program should initiate official withdrawal by consulting their director of graduate studies for approval. non-degree students who were not admitted to a specific department should initiate withdrawal from the Graduate College.

Graduate students who fail to register for two terms in a row (excluding summer) without taking an approved leave of absence forfeit their admission to the Graduate College. Like students who have officially withdrawn from the university before the tenth day of the semester (fifth day in summer), they must reapply for admission to the Graduate College. Readmission is not guaranteed.

Withdrawal to Enter Military Service:

A graduate student who must leave the university in order to enter into active service with the armed forces in a national or state emergency (including being called up for the Active Reserve Forces and the National Guard) during the first twelve weeks of the semester (first six weeks in summer session) will be withdrawn from courses with a full refund of tuition and fees. If called to active duty after that time, and before the end of the term, the student may withdraw from all courses with a full refund of tuition and fees, or, the student may ask the instructor(s) for permission to receive an Incomplete (IN) or Deferred (DFR) grade(s). An instructor may assign an IN or DFR if deemed academically appropriate and feasible. Alternatively, an instructor may assign a letter grade, if requested by the student, if the instructor deems it to be academically justified. Deadlines for incomplete grades under these circumstances may be waived upon the discretion of the instructor and the Graduate College. A student who chooses to withdraw from all courses will not receive a "W." It is the student's responsibility to present proof of active service status for these actions to occur. (See Financial Obligations and Refunds for additional information.)