Permanent Change To Drop Deadline – Fall 2021

Dear L&S Undergraduate Student,


Effective Fall 2021, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made the decision to permanently move the drop deadline for the fall and spring terms to the twelfth week.  The Fall 2021 deadline to drop a class (or classes) and still stay enrolled for this Fall term is Friday, November 26, 2021. Please note that November 26th is also the same deadline for students to cancel their Fall 2021 enrollment and completely withdraw from the current term.  After these deadlines, you must request permission from an academic dean to drop a class or withdraw from the current term.


If you are already planning to drop a course (or courses), please make the changes to your schedule as soon as possible.  Do not wait until the 12thweek to drop your class (or classes).   More information about the drop deadline can be found at:


If you have questions: 

  • Speak with your instructor(s) if you have any concerns about your class(es) in question 
  • Communicate with your Academic Advisor 


Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this email.   


L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services

101 Ingraham Hall

1155 Observatory Drive

Madison, WI53706-1319

Tel:  608/262-0617