Students have until the end of the 12th week of the fall and spring terms to drop a course(s) without a dean’s approval. For Fall 2021, the drop deadline is Friday, November 26, 2021, by 11:59 pm. Students can find information on how to drop a class at Course Search & Enroll – Dropping a Class. See Dates & Deadlines for more detailed information.
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.
- Information about the drop deadlines for the fall and spring terms is located at Deadlines at a Glace on the Registrar’s website under Enrollment Deadlines Information. Important deadlines can also be found at Dates and Deadlines on the Registrar’s website.
- Modular course deadlines are different from the regular drop deadlines in the fall or spring term. Information about these deadlines are located at modular courses.
Students on F-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 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 academic resources-enrollment requirements 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.