The College of Letters & Science policy is that students must drop semester-long courses by the end of the 9th week of classes. Courses may not be dropped after the 9th week except in extremely unusual circumstances, and only with the approval of a dean. (Please note that the summer term drop deadlines are usually within the first week or two of a particular summer session. See the Summer Key Deadlines for more specific details.)
If the class(es) you hope to drop are still in progress, please use the following form:
A RETROACTIVE drop is one that is requested AFTER the term has ended. If the class or classes you hope to drop were taken in a previous term, please use the following form:
Retroactive Drop Request Form
To request a late drop or retroactive drop, you must BOTH
submit this completed form AND
schedule an appointment to meet with an academic dean
Please call L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans' Services at (608) 262-0617 to schedule an appointment to speak with an academic dean.
A student MUST first read through the LATE DROP information and THEN fill out the information below. Please note that in order to obtain a drop after the official deadline, it is important that an individual provides strong documentation of verifiable circumstances beyond a student's control which prevented the student from dropping the course in a timely manner. Extenuating circumstances should have occurred and can be well documented. Examples of documentation that should be provided are as follows:Death of a family member or friend
Please feel free to provide written feedback from your instructor(s) regarding your class participation and academic performance if you believe this information would be helpful to the academic dean reviewing your situation.
Providing documentation *is not *a guarantee that a student's request to drop or retroactively drop a class will be granted. Earning a poor grade in a course, not being aware of deadlines, or not receiving feedback on an examination until after the deadline are a few examples that are not considered strong reasons for obtaining a drop after the deadline.
After filling out the form below, a student must call the L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans' Services at (608) 262-0617 to schedule an appointment to speak with an academic dean.
Please be sure to print a copy of the information - before you hit "SUBMIT" - to keep for your records.**
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