Withdrawals

A student may perform or request a withdrawal once the add/drop period for a semester ends. Removal actions performed during a registration period or add/drop are not considered withdrawals; they are “drops.”


After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from an individual course(s) while remaining in other courses through approximately the thirteenth week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of “W” will be assigned during this period. Refunds are not issued for individual course withdrawals. Students may process withdrawals online through the "Registration Menu" app in MyUWF following the instructions for Withdrawing After Drop/Add.

*First-time-in-college students, student-athletes, and international students (F-1/J-1 visa holders) may be unable to withdraw themselves from classes due to a minimum hour restriction.  If unable to withdraw via MyUWF these students should reach out to their Academic Advisor for assistance.  

Medical Withdrawal

Medical Withdrawals are processed by the Dean of Students. Students who may qualify for a medical withdraw should submit the Request for Medical Withdrawal and supporting documentation to the Dean of Students Office.

Other types of withdrawals include Withdrawal Due to Displacement (ex. natural disaster, active duty military service, etc.) and the Appeal for Late Withdrawal.

Helpful Links

Class and University Withdrawal
 Class Withdrawal (individual class)

University Withdrawal

(all classes in a semester)

First-time-in-college students, student-athletes, and international students (F-1/J-1 visa holders) may be unable to drop or withdraw themselves from classes due to a minimum hour restriction.  If unable to withdraw via MyUWF these students should reach out to their Academic Advisor for assistance.  
Drop/ Add period*
Up to week 4 of full semester* (partial refund deadline)
Up to week 13 of full semester* (withdrawal deadline)
After week 13 up through last day of classes for the term*
  • No withdrawals permitted

  • Appeal for a Late Withdrawal is considered for extenuating circumstances only

  • Must be submitted within six months after the end of the semester to which the appeal is applicable.*  Appeals submitted after the six month deadline require additional review by students' College Dean.

  • Reviewed bi-weekly by the Academic Appeals Committee
  • No withdrawals permitted

  • Appeal for a Late Withdrawal is considered for extenuating circumstances only

  • Must be submitted within six months after the end of the semester to which the appeal is applicable.* Appeals submitted after the six month deadline require additional review by students' College Dean.

  • Reviewed bi-weekly by the Academic Appeals Committee 
After last day of classes for the term
  • Appeal for a Late Withdrawal is considered for extenuating circumstances only

  • Must be submitted within six months after the end of the semester to which the appeal is applicable.* Appeals submitted after the six month deadline require additional review by students' College Dean.

  • Reviewed bi-weekly by the Academic Appeals Committee
  • Appeal for a Late Withdrawal‌‌ is considered for extenuating circumstances only
  • Must be submitted within six months after the end of the semester to which the appeal is applicable.* Appeals submitted after the six month deadline require additional review by students' College Dean.

  • Reviewed bi-weekly by the Academic Appeals Committee

 *Review the Academic Calendar for specific dates related to parts of term and or full semester.