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How to Drop or Withdraw from a Course, or Withdraw from the Current Term

Even the best plans are subject to change. We understand that students have life events come up that may require a schedule change. For information on how to find the deadlines for your course, drop or withdraw from a course, or withdraw from the current term, please select from the following options.

How to Find Individual Course Drop/Withdraw Deadlines

Drop and withdrawal deadlines are specific to each course. To find the official deadlines for a course you are enrolled in, follow these steps.

  1. From your myWSU student homepage, select Manage Classes.
  2. From the Manage Classes navigation menu, select View My Classes.
  3. You may see multiple terms listed depending on the time of year. Select the appropriate term for the specific course deadlines you wish to view.
  4. The courses you are enrolled in for that term will be listed. To view a specific course’s deadlines, select the Enrollment Deadlines link listed with the course.

  5. An Enrollment Deadlines pop-up window will appear. The drop and withdrawal deadlines will be listed within the Drop Calendar section. For deadlines to drop all classes and withdraw from the current term, select the Cancel and Withdraw link.

Before the Term Begins

What You Should Know about Dropping Courses Before the Term Begins

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.

How to Drop One or More Courses Before the Term Begins

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

During the Term

Removing yourself from a class is called either a drop or withdraw depending on the date in which you remove yourself from the class. Please review How to Find Individual Course Drop/Withdraw Deadlines above to find the deadlines for your course. Details of the difference of a drop vs. withdraw are listed below. You may drop or withdraw from all but one of your courses in myWSU. If you wish to remove yourself from all courses, review Withdraw from the Current Term below.

What You Should Know about Dropping Courses During the Term

  • 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 During the Term

  • 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 or Withdraw from Courses During the Term

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

Withdraw from the Current Term

What You Should Know about Withdrawing from the Current Term

If you wish to drop all classes you are enrolled in, it is considered withdrawing from the current term. You will still be able to enroll in the following term.

  • Transcript: If you withdraw from the current term by the drop deadline for a course it will not show up on your transcript. If you withdraw from the current term after the drop deadline, your transcript will show a W grade.
  • Refunds: Refer to the Withdraw from Current Term Tuition Refund Adjustment Policy.
  • Current Term Withdrawal Request Limits: There is no limit to the number of times you can request to withdraw from the current term. Any “W” received because of a current term withdrawal will not be counted to the 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 withdrawing from the current term will impact you.

How to Withdraw from the Current Term

  • Go to Term Withdrawal.
  • Carefully read and complete each page of the form.
  • An email will be sent to your WSU email account once the Current Term Withdraw Request is complete. A five percent administration fee will be charged, plus a percentage of the tuition.
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