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Drop or Withdraw from a Class

You are responsible for officially dropping or withdrawing from your class(es) if you are not able to attend. If you drop a class early in the semester (before the published "Last Day to Drop") you can get a refund. If you withdraw from a class later in the semester (after the published "Last Day to Drop") you won't get a refund.

If you drop a class (remember, you must do this by the Last Day to Drop):

  • You will receive a 100% refund of your tuition, technology/enrollment and contact hour fees (all other fees are non-refundable).
  • The class will not appear on your transcript.
  • Financial aid recipients who drop may have to pay back some or all of their aid and should check with the Financial Aid office before dropping.

If you withdraw from a class:

  • You will still be responsible for all tuition and fees for the class.
  • You will not receive a refund.
  • You will get a "W" on your transcript for the class.
  • The "W" might affect your financial aid.
  • Your progress in the Academic Intervention Program may be affected.
  • You might not meet employer or sponsor requirements.

How to Drop or Withdraw from a Class

  • If you receive Financial Aid, you should consult with the Financial Aid Office before you drop or withdraw as dropping a class might affect your aid. Even if you don't get aid, you should consult an advisor or counselor before dropping a class.
  • Before the Last Day to Drop for the session in which the class is scheduled:
    • Log in to MyWCC, go to Registration, read the instructions and drop the class.
    • You do not need an instructor's approval.
  • After the Last Day to Drop and before the Last Day to Withdraw for the session in which the class is scheduled:
    • Log in to MyWCC, go to Registration, read the instructions and withdraw from the class.
    • You do not need the instructor's permission.
  • After the Last Day to Withdraw for the session in which the class is scheduled:
    • You may ask your instructor to submit a "Withdraw" as a grade, instead of the grade that you would earn by staying in the class, but that is entirely up to the instructor.
    • You are still responsible for all tuition and fees for the class.

Do you really want to drop that class?

Stop…. Think...

  • Contact Learning Support Services (LA 104) for tutoring. The center provides free tutoring to help you through the difficult times in your classes! Call 734-973-3342 for more information.
  • Talk to your instructor about alternatives.
  • Is the class you want to drop a prerequisite for another class you need later?
  • Will dropping this class delay your graduation or transfer plans?
  • Find out when the class will be offered again. Some classes are offered only one semester a year. It may be another year before you can take the class.
  • Find out if dropping the class will affect your financial aid, deferred loan or other financial arrangements.
  • Do you work too many hours? If your part-time work is affecting your study time, cutting down your work hours may allow you to do better in the class.
  • Is it past the Last Day to Drop? If so you must withdraw instead of drop and so will not receive a refund.

Drop Deadlines and Withdrawal Deadlines

  • You may drop a class until the Last Day to Drop.
  • You may not drop a class after the Last Day to Drop but you may Withdraw from the class until the Last Day to Withdraw.
  • To drop or withdraw, log into MyWCC, choose the Registration menu and follow the instructions.

Spring/Summer 2014

Session Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 6 weeks May 19 June 2
First 7 ½ weeks May 19 June 7
First 10 weeks May 21 June 16
12 weeks May 23 June 23
Second 10 weeks June 5 June 30
Second 6 weeks July 1 July 15

Fall 2014

Session Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks September 2 September 12
First 7 ½ weeks September 2 September 22
First 10 weeks September 2 September 29
First 12 weeks September 2 October 6
15 weeks September 2 October 17
Second 12 weeks September 29 October 27
Second 5 weeks October 7 October 17
Second 10 weeks October 9 November 3
Second 7 ½weeks October 23 November 11
Third 5 weeks November 11 November 21

 

 

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