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Drop or Withdraw from a Class

You are responsible for officially dropping or withdrawing from any class on your schedule that you are unable to attend or complete. If you drop a class by the Last Day to Drop (deadlines shown below), you can get a tuition refund. Drop deadlines are also viewable on your schedule.

Consider your options

Talk with your instructor first about how you may be able to complete their class successfully. A WCC counselor or advisor can also help you choose the best action for your circumstances by considering your personal situation. They will review 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 will not 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 Will not 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 2019

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks August 26 October 1 August 30 September 14
First 7½ weeks August 26 October 17 September 4 September 23
First 10 weeks August 26 November 5 September 6 October 1
First 12 weeks August 26 November 19 September 9 October 8
15 weeks August 26 December 15 September 9 October 19
Second 12 weeks September 18 December 15 September 30 October 29
Second 5 weeks October 2 November 5 October 7 October 19
Second 10 weeks October 2 December 15 October 11 November 5
Second 7½ weeks October 18 December 15 October 25 November 13
Third 5 weeks November 6 December 15 November 11 November 23

Winter 2020

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks January 13 February 17 January 17 January 31
First 7½ weeks January 13 March 11 January 21 February 10
First 10 weeks January 13 March 30 January 22 February 18
First 12 weeks January 13 April 13 January 24 March 2
First 15 weeks January 13 May 4 January 24 March 12
Second 12 weeks February 4 May 4 February 15 March 23
Second 5 weeks February 18 March 30 February 22 March 12
Second 10 weeks February 18 May 4 February 27 March 30
Second 7½ weeks March 12 May 4 March 19 April 7
Third 5 weeks March 31 May 4 April 4 April 18

 

Spring/Summer 2020

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 6 weeks May 8 June 22 May 14 June 1
First 7½ weeks May 8 July 1 May 15 June 4
First 10 weeks May 8 July 20 May 18 June 12
First 12 weeks May 8 August 3 May 19 June 19
Second 6 weeks June 23 August 3 June 29 July 15
Second 10 weeks May 26 August 3 June 4 June 29

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