Students may be able to withdraw from a term if they have not completed finals in any of their classes.
Students who have paid term fees may be eligible to withdraw from a term after it has begun if they have not completed any of the classes in which they enrolled. Students who withdraw from the University once instruction begins must submit a withdrawal notice.
Failing to attend classes, dropping all classes, neglecting courses, or stopping payment on checks tendered for registration fees does not constitute notice of withdrawal. A fine is assessed if any payment for registration fees is returned by a bank for any reason, including stopped payment or insufficient funds.
The effective date for determining a refund of fees is the date a student submits the withdrawal notice to the College, school, or Division of Graduate Education. It is presumed that no University services are to be provided to the student after that date. Detailed fee refund information is included with the form. See also refund schedules.
Students who received financial aid for the term may be billed for all or a portion of the aid received. Financial Aid and Scholarships notifies students of the amount of aid that must be returned.
Entering Military Duty
If no credit for courses is received, a full refund of the student services fee for the regular session is granted to all students entering the U.S. armed forces prior to the end of the sixth week of the term, with no refund thereafter. Detailed fee refund information is included with the form.
Submission and Processing
The withdrawal notice is submitted to and reviewed by the student’s College or school, or the Division of Graduate Education, for validity of information and to establish the conditions for readmission or continuation. Detailed instructions are included with the form. The student is automatically notified of the College, school, or division decision.
For questions, contact the appropriate student services office.
- College of Letters and Science
- Academic Advancement Program (AAP), 1209 Campbell Hall
- Center for Academic Advising in the College (CAAC), A316 Murphy Hall
- College Honors Program, A311 Murphy Hall
- Student Athletics Academic and Student Services, Morgan Center
- School of the Arts and Architecture
2200 Broad Art Center
- School of Education and Information Studies
1002 Moore Hall
- Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
6426 Boelter Hall
- Herb Alpert School of Music
1642 Schoenberg Music Building
- School of Nursing
2-137 Factor Building
- Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs
3357 Public Affairs Building
- Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health
16-059 Center for Health Sciences
- School of Theater, Film, and Television
103 East Melnitz Building