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.

Drop Deadlines and Withdrawal Deadlines

Fall 2016
Session Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks September 2 September 16
First 7½ weeks September 6 September 24
First 10 weeks September 7 October 3
First 12 weeks September 9 October 10
15 weeks September 9 October 20
Second 12 weeks October 1 October 31
Second 5 weeks October 8 October 21
Second 10 weeks October 13 November 7
Second 7½ weeks October 27 November 15
Third 5 weeks November 12 December 2

 

Winter 2017
Session Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks January 13 January 27
First 7½ weeks January 17 February 4
First 10 weeks January 18 February 14
First 12 weeks January 20 February 27
15 weeks January 20 March 9
Second 12 weeks February 11 March 20
Second 5 weeks February 18 March 9
Second 10 weeks March 1 March 27
Second 7½ weeks March 16 April 4
Third 5 weeks April 1 April 13

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