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How to Drop, Withdraw, or Cancel Enrollment

Before the Term Begins: Drop One or More Courses

Before the first day of class, you may drop all courses you are enrolled in. You will not be financially responsible for these courses, and the courses will not show up on your WSU transcript. Instructions on how to drop are listed below.

During the Term: Drop/Withdraw from One or More Courses

You may drop or withdraw from all but one of your courses in myWSU. If you wish to remove yourself from all courses, review Cancellation of Enrollment below.

To find drop and withdrawal deadlines for your course, from your myWSU Student Homepage, select Manage Classes, then View my Classes. Select the Enrollment Deadlines link for the classes you are currently enrolled in.

Screenshot: Class enrollment deadlines.

What you should know about dropping courses:

  • Transcript: Dropped courses will not show on your WSU Transcript.
  • Refunds: You may receive a tuition adjustment for dropped courses depending on the overall number of credits you are enrolled in before and after you dropped the course(s).
  • Drop limits: There is no limit to the number of courses you can drop as an undergraduate student. WSU Academic Regulation #67
  • Financial aid: Depending on your award package, you may face financial aid penalties including having to repay grant amounts before you can enroll in a future semester. Please contact Student Financial Services to find out how dropped course(s) will impact you.

What you should know about withdrawing from courses:

  • Transcript: Courses you withdraw from will show on your WSU Transcript with a W grade.
  • Refunds: There is no tuition adjustment for courses you withdraw from.
  • Withdrawal limits: You are limited to four courses you can withdraw from as an undergraduate student. WSU Academic Regulation #68
  • Financial aid: Depending on your award package, you may face financial aid penalties including having to repay grant amounts before you can enroll in a future semester. Please contact Student Financial Services to find out how withdrawing from courses will impact you.

How to Drop/Withdraw from a Course:

  • From your myWSU Student Homepage, select Manage Classes.
  • Select Drop classes from the left menu.
  • Select the checkbox for the course you wish to drop, and your reason for dropping.
  • Select Next, shown in the top right corner.
  • Review your course selection, then select Drop Classes.

Cancellation of Enrollment (withdraw from all WSU classes after term has started)

If you wish to drop all classes you are enrolled in, it is considered a cancellation of enrollment for the current term. You will still be able to enroll in the following term.

  • Transcript: If you cancel your enrollment by the drop deadline for a course it will not show up on your transcript. If you cancel your enrollment after the drop deadline, your transcript will show a W grade.
  • Refunds: Refer to the Cancellation of Enrollment Tuition Refund Adjustment Policy.
  • Cancellation Limits: There is no limit to the number of times you can cancel your enrollment. The courses that are cancelled do not count towards your limit of courses you can withdraw from.
  • Financial Aid: Depending on your award package, you may face financial aid penalties including having to repay grant amounts before you can enroll in a future semester. Please contact Student Financial Services to find out how cancelling your enrollment will impact you.

How to Cancel Your Enrollment for the Current Term

  • Go to cancel.wsu.edu.
  • Carefully read and complete each page of the form.
  • An email will be sent to your WSU email account once the cancellation is complete. A five percent administration fee will be charged, plus a percentage of the tuition.
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