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.
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.
Drop Deadlines and Withdrawal Deadlines
|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|