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Complete Semester Withdrawals


Complete Semester Withdrawals


The University defines a complete semester withdrawal as the termination of a student's enrollment for any given semester after Census Date. Students are no longer registered for any courses, nor have they completed any courses. A student wanting to withdraw from all courses after the course Census Dates, is requesting a 'complete semester withdrawal.'

After the 'Last Day to Withdraw without Permission', a student requesting a 'complete semester withdrawal' must complete a Complete Semester Withdrawal Request Form. Before this date students can drop and withdraw freely in their myUCCS Portal. Any course drop after its Census Date will receive a W grade and no refund. For information about drop and withdrawal deadline, please see the Office of the Registrar's Drop and Withdrawal Policies and Procedures

Withdrawal Options

  • Course Drop: Any drop before the course's Census Date
  • Course/Partial Withdrawal: Withdrawing from one or more courses, and remaining enrolled in one or more active courses
  • Complete Semester Withdrawal: Withdrawing from all active enrolled courses

General Withdrawal Information

For most classes during the Spring 2024 semester, the last day to withdraw is April 5, 2024. For short-term classes, please refer to the Office of the Registrar's Drop and Withdrawal Policies and Procedures for relevant dates.

After the last day to withdraw, complete semester withdrawals are usually only available in the case of extenuating circumstances.

The following are typically not acceptable stand-alone reasons for dropping or withdrawing after the last day to drop:

  • Poor performance in class
  • GPA protection
  • Failure to verify class schedule
  • Failure to monitor waitlist position
  • Change of major or program that results in a course no longer being a requirement
  • Failure to attend/participate in class on a regular basis
  • Failure to abide by withdrawal deadlines

Financial Considerations

When deciding whether a withdrawal would be in your best interest, please also consider the following financial implications:

  • Any course drop after a course’s posted census date is considered a withdrawal, will generate a ‘W’ grade (not impacting GPA), and will not result in in an automatic refund.
  • Withdrawing can impact your financial aid eligibility; if you are receiving financial aid, please make sure to discuss this at your support meeting.
  • In rare circumstances, tuition appeals may be available; this is separate process and may require different documentation. 


The Dean of Students Office is available to support students with extenuating circumstances through the CARE team. Regardless of when a student is withdrawing from all their classes, they should contact the Dean of Students Office if they are withdrawing due to:

  • Personal or family emergency
  • Unforeseen medical emergency or condition
  • Behavioral or mental health impacting ability to be successful 
  • Other crises

Navigating the Complete Semester Withdrawal Process

Please select a withdrawal option below to learn more about next steps:

Course Drop
Course/Partial Withdrawal
Complete Semester Withdrawal