Drop/Withdraw

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.
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If you do decide to drop or withdraw

Log into the WCC Gateway, select MyWCC, go to Registration, and read the instructions.

Log into the WCC Gateway, select MyWCC, go to the Student Services tab and select the Student Services Dashboard, then click Registration to proceed. View a helpful registration how-to guide and video tutorial.

 

Fall 2022 Session Information

Session Begins With Session Begin Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Add Last Day to Audit Last Day to Withdraw End Date
Number 15 weeks Aug 29 Sept 12 Sept 14 Sep 14 Oct 22 Dec 18
Q

1st 5 weeks  Aug 29 Sept 2 Sept 6 Sep 6 Sept 17 Oct 4
A, B, E 1st 7.5 weeks Aug 29 Sept 7 Sept 9 Sept 9 Sept 24 Oct 19
F, G 1st 10 weeks Aug 29 Sept 9 Sept 12 Sept 12 Oct 4 Nov 8
W 1st 12 weeks Aug 29 Sept 12 Sept 14 Sept 14 Oct 11 Nov 22
Y 2nd 12 weeks Sept 21 Sept 30 Oct 3 Oct 3 Nov 1 Dec 18
S 2nd 5 weeks Oct 5 Oct 10 Oct 12 Oct 12 Oct 21 Nov 8
N, P 2nd 10 weeks Oct 5 Oct 14 Oct 17 Oct 17 Nov 12 Dec 18
H, L 2nd 7.5 weeks Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 29 Oct 29 Nov 15 Dec 18
U 3rd 5 weeks Nov 9 Nov 14 Nov 16 Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 18

Winter 2023 Session Information

Session Begins With Session Begin Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Add Last Day to Audit Last Day to Withdraw End Date
Number 15 weeks Jan 9 Jan 21 Jan 24 Jan 24 Mar 3  May 1
Q

1st 5 weeks Jan 9 Jan 13 Jan 17 Jan 17 Jan 27 Feb 13
A, B, E 1st 7.5 weeks Jan 9 Jan 17 Jan 20 Jan 20 Feb 4 Mar1
F, G 1st 10 weeks Jan 9 Jan 19 Jan 23 Jan 23 Feb 14 Mar 27
W 1st 12 weeks Jan 9 Jan 21 Jan 24 Jan 24 Feb 20 Apr 10
Y 2nd 12 weeks Jan 31 Feb 11 Feb 14 Feb 14 Mar 20 May 1
S 2nd 5 weeks Feb 14 Feb 18 Feb 21 Feb 21 Mar 3 Mar 27
N, P 2nd 10 weeks Feb 14 Feb 23 Feb 27 Feb 27 Mar 27 May 1
H, L 2nd 7.5 weeks Mar 2 Mar 15 Mar 18 Mar 18 Apr 3 May 1
U 3rd 5 weeks Mar 28 Apr 1 Apr 4 Apr 4 Apr 23 May 1

Notes

  • Online classes (sections starting with D) and Blended classes (sections starting with M) have various deadlines. Check class start and end dates to see where it fits in the chart.
  • CRN: Course Reference Number
  • WCC has some sessions that are shorter than the full semester. These shorter sessions are sometimes called Parts of Term. They may start at the same time as the full-semester session or later in the semester. Each session has its own registration and refund deadlines.
  • The section column of the class schedule will provide the key to when your session begins and ends. The sections begin with a letter of the alphabet. The chart will help you determine when your session begins and ends.
  • An "X" in the course Section indicates that the course is held at a location other than the main campus. Make sure the class listed on your schedule is in the location you want!
  • Blended classes (sections starting with M) require campus attendance at specified dates and times, in addition to online work. Check the note under the course title in the class listings for on-campus meeting times.
  • Blended classes (sections starting with M) and Distance Learning classes (sections starting with D) have various deadlines. Check the class start and end dates in the class schedule.
  • Classes may not be offered in all sessions listed here. There may be only a few classes offered in the shorter sessions.