|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.
2016-2017 Drop/Add Dates
*Refund or Monetary Drop Dates are different than those above.
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 USF (drop all courses) should give official notification to the Office of the Registrar before they will be officially withdrawn. Students should contact or stop in the Registrar's Office to initiate the withdrawal process. The official withdrawal form is obtained in the Registrar's Office and once the form is completed, students will be required to obtain sitnatures from the Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Student Development offices. Once the signatures are obtained, students will need to return their completed form to the Registrar's Office and at that point will be officially withdrawn from their courses.
Students in the Degree Completion, Accelerated Nursing or RN-to-BSN programs who wish to withdraw from USF (drop all courses) should contact the director of their respective program.
For withdrawal deadlines, see the Official Academic Calendar.
Withdraw from College if you are a Graduate Student
Students who wish to withdraw from USF (drop all courses) should contact the directors of their respective graduate program.
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.