Washtenaw Community College

Search Washtenaw Community College

Student Connection

Drop or Withdraw from a Class

You are responsible for officially dropping or withdrawing from any class that you are not able to attend. If you drop a class by the Last Day to Drop (deadlines shown below), you can get a tuition refund.

Consider your options

Your instructor may be able to help so consult him or her first. A WCC counselor or advisor can help you choose the best action for your circumstances by considering your personal situation, 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 won't 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 Won't 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.

After the Last Day to Withdraw, you may ask your instructor to submit a "W” grade instead of the grade that you would earn by staying in the class, but that is entirely up to the instructor.

Drop Deadlines and Withdrawal Deadlines

Winter 2015
Session Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks January 20 January 30
First 7½ weeks January 20 February 9
First 10 weeks January 21 February 17
First 12 weeks January 23 March 2
15 weeks January 23 March 12
Second 12 weeks February 16 March 23
Second 5 weeks March 3 March 12
Second 10 weeks March 3 March 30
Second 7½weeks March 19 April 8
Third 5 weeks April 7 April 17
Spring/Summer 2015
Session Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 6 weeks May 16 June 1
First 7½ weeks May 18 June 6
First 10 weeks May 20 June 15
12 weeks May 22 June 22
Second 10 weeks June 4 June 29
Second 6 weeks June 29 July 14
Fall 2015
Session Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks August 25 September 11
First 7½ weeks August 28 September 19
First 10 weeks August 31 September 28
First 12 weeks September 1 October 5
15 weeks September 1 October 16
Second 12 weeks September 26 October 26
Second 5 weeks October 3 October 16
Second 10 weeks October 8 November 2
Second 7½ weeks October 22 November 10
Third 5 weeks November 7 November 20

Feedback & Suggestions | Social Media Directory