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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 2017

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks August 28 October 2 September 1 September 15
First 7½ weeks August 28 October 18 September 5 September 23 
First 10 weeks August 28 November 6 September 6 October 2
First 12 weeks August 28 November 27 September 8 October 9
15 weeks August 28 December 18 September 8 October 20
Second 12 weeks September 19 December 18 September 30 October 30
Second 5 weeks October 3 November 6 October 7 October 20
Second 10 weeks October 3 December 18 October 12 November 6
Second 7½ weeks October 19 December 18 October 26 November 14
Third 5 weeks November 7 December 18 November 11 December 1

Drop Deadlines and Withdrawal Deadlines

Winter 2018

Session Start Date End Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Withdraw
First 5 weeks January 8 February 12 January 12 January 26
First 7½ weeks January 8 March 7 January 16 February 3
First 10 weeks January 8 March 26 January 17 February 13
First 12 weeks January 8 April 9 January 19 February 26
15 weeks January 8 April 30 January 19 March 8
Second 12 weeks January 30 April 30 February 9 March 19
Second 5 weeks February 13 March 26 February 17 March 8
Second 10 weeks February 13 April 30 February 28 March 26
Second 7½ weeks March 8 April 30 March 15 April 4
Third 5 weeks March 27 April 30 March 31 April 13

 

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