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IUPUI Office of the Registrar
Class Withdrawal/Class Drop

[Electronic Drop & Add available!!! (eDrop/eAdd)]

Class Withdrawal/Class Drop – Required Approvals and Grades

For 16-week semester classes (and 6-week summer session classes)
Link to the Academic Calendar for specific deadlines and tuition refund dates.

Before the First Day
  • Signatures Required: None
  • Grade Assigned: None
  • Study List: Class will be deleted from your academic record
  • Official Transcript: Class will not appear
  • Link to Drop/Add for information on dropping a class during this period
First Week (See - First Week in summer session)
  • Signatures Required: None
  • Grade Assigned: None
  • Study List: Class will appear with Dropped status
  • Official Transcript: Class will not appear
  • Link to Drop/Add for information on dropping a class during this period
Second Week through Ninth Week (second and third weeks in summer session)
         You can use eDrop/eAdd OR you can follow the steps below.
  • Signatures Required: Advisor Only
  • Grade Assigned: A grade of W (withdrawal) will be automatically assigned
  • Study List: Class will appear with Enrolled status and a grade of W
  • Official Transcript: Class will appear with a grade of W
  • Obtain drop/add form from your advisor or school
  • Submit completed form to the Office of the Registrar
Tenth Week through Thirteenth Week (fourth week in summer session)
  • Signatures Required: Advisor and Instructor
  • Grade Assigned: Instructor will assign a grade of W (withdrawal) or F (failing)
  • Study List: Class will appear with Enrolled status and a grade of W or F as assigned by the instructor
  • Official Transcript: Class will appear with a grade of W or F as assigned by the instructor
  • Obtain drop/add form from your advisor or school
  • Submit completed form to the Office of the Registrar
Fourteenth Week through the Official Last Day of Classes (fifth and sixth weeks in summer session)
  • Signatures Required: Advisor, Instructor and the student’s Dean
  • Grade Assigned: Instructor will assign a grade of W (withdrawal) or F (failing)
  • Study List: Class will appear with Enrolled status and a grade of W or F as assigned by the instructor
  • Official Transcript: Class will appear with a grade of W or F as assigned by the instructor
  • Obtain drop/add form from your advisor or school
  • Submit completed form to the Office of the Registrar

First Week in summer session
  • First Three Days of Classes Signatures Required: None
  • Forth Day of Classes Signatures Required: Advisor
  • Grade Assigned: None
  • Study List: Class will appear with Dropped status
  • Official Transcript: Class will not appear
  • Link to Drop/Add for information on dropping a class during this period

Nonstandard Length Classes
For classes less than 16 weeks in length and summer session classes greater or less than 6 weeks in length, contact the Office of the Registrar for signature requirements and deadlines.


Procedures and Important Considerations

Drop/Add Forms
  • Obtain your drop/add form from your advisor or school
  • Your 10-digit university ID number is required on the drop/add form - you can look up your university ID number through OneStart
  • See Class Withdrawal/Class Drop for required signatures and grade assignments
  • Submit your completed form, including all required signatures and grade assignments, to the Office of the Registrar prior to the deadline

Late Withdrawal
Requests for withdrawal after the twelfth week (after the fourth week in a summer session) require the signature of the instructor, advisor and the student's dean. These late requests are considered only in extraordinary situations which are beyond the student's control and rarely are granted. Poor performance in a course is not considered grounds for a late withdrawal. No withdrawal forms will be processed in the Office of the Registrar after the last day of classes for the term/session. Any requests for a late withdrawal after the last day of classes must go through the grade appeal process.

Student Responsibility
Students who alter their original schedules, whether by personal incentive or by University directive, must do so officially by the procedures outlined above. Failure to assume this responsibility may jeopardize a student's academic record by incurring a grade of F in a course improperly dropped and/or by not receiving credit for a course improperly added.

Instructor-assigned grades of W (withdrawal) and F (failing)
Beginning the eighth week (fourth week in a summer session), your instructor will assign a grade of W (withdrawal) if your work is of passing quality at the time of your withdrawal or an F (failing) if your work is not of passing quality at the time of your withdrawal.

Financial Aid Eligibility
If you are receiving any financial aid, be sure to consult with the Office of Student Financial Services prior to completing your class withdrawal/class drop to determine if dropping the class will affect your aid. Similarly, if you are required to maintain a certain enrollment level, such as full-time, for purposes of being carried on a health insurance policy or to receive VA benefits, be sure to check to see if a class drop will affect your eligibility status.

Students who accumulate an excessive number of W grades on their records may be deemed to not be making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. If such a determination is made, these students may be blocked from registering by their school and may risk restrictions or loss of financial aid.

Tuition Refunds
The amount of tuition refunded is based on the date of formal withdrawal. Link to the academic calendar for specific semester dates. In extenuating cases a student may wish to appeal for a larger refund of fees. Visit the Bursar page on procedures for filing an appeal for refund of fees for further details.

Grade of Incomplete
If it is late in the semester and for some reason you are unable to complete the class, you may wish to investigate whether seeking a grade of Incomplete would be appropriate. Consult with your academic advisor and instructor.

Grade of Withdrawal
While a grade of W has no effect on your grade point average, be aware that a pattern of withdrawals may raise concerns about a lack of satisfactory progress toward your degree. Consult with your academic advisor if you have questions.

Reservists Called to Active Duty
Link to special withdrawal instructions for reservists called to active duty.