If a student wishes to drop a course (or courses), this means that the student will drop one or more classes from a specific semester or term while still staying enrolled in at least one course. For more information about dropping a course, please refer to what does it mean to drop a course. Students should always consult the drop deadline for each term.
Students on F-1 and J-1 student visas are required by regulations governing their status to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits during the fall and spring terms. If you are a student on an F-1 or J-1 student visa who wishes to drop below full-time status (fewer than 12 credits), you must obtain permission from International Student Services (ISS). For more information about full-time enrollment for international students, see full time enrollment and reduced course load.
If you are an L&S student athlete and need to drop below 12 credits, you must speak with your athletic advisor at the Fetzer Center to drop below full-time status during the academic year. NCAA regulations require student athletes to maintain full-time status ( a minimum of 12 credits) during the fall and spring terms.
If a student wishes to drop all of his/her classes and not stay enrolled in any classes for a specific semester or term, the student will need to formally withdraw from the semester. For more information about withdrawing, see what does it mean to withdraw from the university.