IUPUI Office of the Registrar
Class Withdrawal/Class Drop
[Electronic Drop & Add available!!! (eDrop/eAdd)]
Class Withdrawal/Class Drop – Required Approvals and Grades
|Before the First Day|
|First Week (See - First Week in summer session)|
|Second Week through Ninth Week (second and third weeks in summer session)|
| You can use eDrop/eAdd OR you can follow the steps below.
|Tenth Week through the Official Last Day of Classes
(fourth, fifth and sixth week in summer session)
|First Week in summer session|
|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
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.
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.
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.