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Drop or Withdraw from a Class

You are responsible for officially dropping or withdrawing from any class on your schedule that you are unable to attend or complete. If you drop a class by the Last Day to Drop (deadlines shown below), you can get a tuition refund. Drop deadlines are also viewable on your schedule.

Consider your options

Talk with your instructor first about how you may be able to complete their class successfully. A WCC counselor or advisor can also help you choose the best action for your circumstances by considering your personal situation. They will review the classes you still need to take for your program, and when you plan to graduate or transfer.

You may find that WCC resources like free drop-in tutoring or a study group, support for a disability, or help with basic needs or childcare can provide just what you need.

If you do decide to drop or withdraw, check with Financial Aid to find out how your aid will be affected.

There's a big difference between dropping and withdrawing

Dropping a class by the Last Day to Drop Withdrawing after the Last Day to Drop
Refunds You get 100% tuition refund.
(and some fees back)
You will NOT receive a refund.
Transcripts No notation on your transcript that you ever registered for the class. A "W" for the class will be on your transcript.
Financial Aid Less chance that you'll owe back financial aid monies or jeopardaize your aid. Check with Financial Aid office first. The "W" may affect your financial aid now or in future semesters, (you may owe money back). Check with Financial Aid office first.
Academic Intervention Program Usually will not negatively affect your progress in the Academic Intervention Program. Your progress in the Academic Intervention Program may be affected.
Tuition Sponsors In some cases, you may not meet sponsor requirements. Check with your tuition sponsor first. You may not meet sponsor requirements. Check with your tuition sponsor first.
Online (DL) Classes Will not affect your current eligibility to take Online (DL) classes. Will affect your eligibility to take Online (DL) classes if your withdrawal rate reaches 50% or higher.

If you do decide to drop or withdraw

Log into the WCC Gateway, select MyWCC, go to Registration, and read the instructions.

Drop Deadlines and Withdrawal Deadlines

Fall 2018

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks August 27 October 1 August 31 September 14
First 7½ weeks August 27 October 17 September 4 September 22
First 10 weeks August 27 November 5 September 5 October 1
First 12 weeks August 27 November 26 September 7 October 8
15 weeks August 27 December 17 September 7 October 19
Second 12 weeks September 18 December 17 September 29 October 29
Second 5 weeks October 2 November 5 October 6 October 19
Second 10 weeks October 2 December 17 October 11 November 5
Second 7½ weeks October 18 December 17 October 25 November 13
Third 5 weeks November 6 December 17 November 10 November 30

Winter 2019

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks January 14 February 18 January 18 February 1
First 7½ weeks January 14 March 13 January 22 February 8
First 10 weeks January 14 April 1 January 23 February 18
First 12 weeks January 14 April 15 January 25 March 4
First 15 weeks January 14 May 6 January 25 March 15
Second 12 weeks February 5 May 6 February 16 March 25
Second 5 weeks February 19 April 1 February 23 March 14
Second 10 weeks February 19 May 6 February 28 April 1
Second 7½ weeks March 14 May 6 March 21 April 8
Third 5 weeks April 2 May 6 April 6 April 18

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