Students cannot "drop" after the end of the Add/Drop period, but they can "withdraw" until the twelfth (12th) week of the semester. The word "withdrawal" refers to official termination of enrollment in a class after the Add/Drop period. Students can withdraw from a class only for serious health or personal problems beyond their control. If they withdraw from a class, the class will appear on their record with a grade of "W."

To withdraw from individual courses, submit a Withdrawal Form located on the Student Records Forms website. This links to BaySync and the electronic Withdrawal form is available under Registrar Forms. Once a student submits this electronic withdrawal form it will automatically be routed to the instructor for approval, and then to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Students can track the status of their form in BaySync by selecting the “View Submitted Form Status” button.

A withdrawal may not automatically result in a fee refund. Students should consult with Student Financial Services for any questions about fee refunds related to withdrawing from classes. If you are receiving financial aid, be sure to consult with a counselor in the Office of Financial Aid as some types of aid must be repaid in the event of a withdrawal.

Deadlines for all withdrawals can be found under "Important Dates" on the University website. The deadline for withdrawing from a shorter session, including summer or winter, is different than the semester deadline and students should consult the website for all deadline dates.

If the withdrawal is approved, the class will appear on your record with a grade of "W".

For more information review the complete policy in the University Catalog.