Last Day to Drop a Winter 2021 Course: Mar. 19

| March 11, 2021
Submitted by Alexis Maynard for Student Experience - Academic

The last day for withdrawing from a Winter 2021 course(s) without failure by default is Friday, March 19. 

What happens if a student withdraws from a course by the upcoming March 19 deadline?

  • The course will appear on the student’s transcript with a notation of “W”
    • Please note: This is not the same as “F” Failure
  • It will be excluded from the calculation of a student’s cumulative GPA
  • The course will be ineligible for any tuition refund

What is a Late Withdrawal?

After the March 19 deadline, there is a Late Withdrawal option to assist students who have become irretrievably behind in a course, and are not prepared to write final examinations.

How does a Late Withdrawal work?

  • Late Withdrawal requests must be made by the last day of classes (April 14) via email to
  • The maximum number of units a student may request a Late Withdrawal for throughout their undergrad degree is 18 units.
  • Requests for Late Withdrawal cannot be made in courses for which all course components have been completed.
  • Students cannot use the Late Withdrawal option for courses in which they are under investigation or for which they have been found guilty of academic dishonesty.
  • Approval of a late withdrawal is final, and requests to be re-enrolled in a withdrawn course will not be considered.

A course approved for Late Withdrawal will be:

  • Assigned a non-numeric grade of LWD
  • Excluded from the calculation of the GPA
  • Ineligible for a tuition refund

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