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.
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.