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?
- 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.
|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|