Drop/Add Dates & Withdrawal Information

Course drop refers to students formally removing themselves from a course before 5 p.m. on the second Friday of the semester. (The summer schedule is different than the semester schedule.) A drop applies to one course at a time and does not assume withdrawal from the University. A course drop is not reflected on students’ official transcripts. Students who discontinue courses without following official drop procedures receive "F" grades. Dropping a course may have implications on students’ financial aid and student accounts. It is advised that students contact the Financial Aid and Student Accounts offices before dropping courses.

2014-2015 Drop/Add Dates

FALL 2014

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: September 12
Last Day to Withdraw a Fall Class: October 31

Interim 2015

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: January 13
Last Day to Withdraw a Fall Class: January 16

Spring 2015

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: February 13
Last Day to Withdraw a Fall Class: April 10

*Refund or Monetary Drop Dates are different than those above.
**Please see the Student Accounts in MyUSF for the Refund Schedule.

Withdrawal Information

Withdraw from a Class

Course withdrawal refers to students formally removing themselves from a course after the second Friday of the semester and before the deadline to withdraw from a course expires. A course withdrawal relates to one course at a time and not complete withdrawal from the University. A course withdrawal is reflected on students’ transcripts as a grade of "W" and is included in attempted credits when monitoring satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. Students cannot withdraw on MyUSF. The withdraw must be completed in the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawing from a course may have implications on students’ financial aid and student accounts. It is advised that students contact the Financial Aid and Student Accounts offices before withdrawing from a course or courses.

Students who discontinue a course without following official procedures receive a grade of "F". Courses dropped during the first two weeks of a semester will not appear in the transcript. Courses may be added after the first two weeks only with the permission of the instructor. Students may withdraw from a course until the second Friday after midterm. No drops will be permitted after this date.

Withdraw from College if you are an Undergraduate Student

Students who wish to withdraw from college (drop all classes) should contact the Registrar at (605) 331-6650. The Registrar's office is located in the lower level of Jorden Hall.

For withdrawal deadlines, see the Official Academic Calendar.

Withdraw from College if you are a Graduate Student

Students who wish to withdraw from college (drop all classes) should contact the directors of their respective graduate programs.

Students Receiving Federal Aid

For students who begin attendance during a term and then withdraw or stop attending classes before completing 60% of the term, a portion of the total federal aid received (excluding work study) will need to be returned. The amount which must be returned is determined by the Federal Formula for Return of Title IV Funds. The amount to be returned is determined by dividing the number of calendar days completed in the term by the total number of days in the term. Weekends and holidays are included in the number of days, but breaks of five or more consecutive days are excluded. This regulation also specifies the order in which funds are to be returned to the financial aid programs from which they were awarded.

Download Refund Calendar