Drop/Add Dates

FALL 2021

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: September 3

Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall Course: October 22

INTERIM 2022

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: January 6

Last Day to Withdraw from an Interim Course: January 13

SPRING 2022

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: February 11

Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring Course: April 8

SUMMER 2022

Summer Full Term

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: June 7

Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Summer Term Course: July 12

Summer First Term

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: June 2

Last Day to Withdraw from a First Term Summer Course: June 17

Summer Second Term

Last Day to Add/Drop without Record: July 7

Last Day to Withdraw from a Second Term Summer Course: July 22

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

Drop From a Class 

Drop from a Class if you are a Traditional Undergraduate Student

Traditional students may drop from a course on or before the last day to add/drop without record, which is before 5 p.m. on the second Friday of the semester. (The summer schedule is different than the semester schedule.) They can do so by contacting the Office of the Registrar. 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.

Drop from a Class if you are a Non-Traditional Student

Students in non-traditional programs follow a different drop schedule than traditional undergraduate students.  Non-traditional programs include the Degree Completion Program, RN-to-BSN Nursing, Accelerated Nursing and Graduate Programs.

Non-traditional students may drop from a course before the second meeting, or before the second calendar week for online courses by contacting their program director as well as the Office of the Registrar. 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.

Withdraw from a Class

Withdraw from a Class if you are a Traditional Undergraduate Student

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 a class if you are a Non-Traditional Student

Students in non-traditional programs follow a different withdrawal schedule than traditional undergraduate students.  Non-traditional programs include the Degree Completion Program, RN-to-BSN Nursing, Accelerated Nursing and Graduate Programs.

Students may withdraw from a course with a grade of "W" until the Friday after the mid-point of the course. No withdrawals are permitted after this date.  Students who discontinue a course without following official procedures receive a grade of "F".

Please refer to the Refund Schedule for refund or monetary drop dates. 

Drop or Withdraw from the University

Drop or Withdraw from the University if you are a Traditional Undergraduate Student

Students who wish to drop/withdraw from USF must give official notification before they will be officially withdrawn.  Students should contact or stop in the Thomas Kilian Academic Success Center to initiate the withdrawal process.  The official withdrawal form is obtained in the Academic Success Center and once the form is completed, students will be required to obtain signatures from the Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Student Life offices. Once the signatures are obtained, students will need to return their completed form to the Academic Success Center and at that point will be officially withdrawn from their courses by the Office of the Registrar.

For drop and withdrawal deadlines, see the Official Academic Calendar.

Drop or Withdraw from the University if you are a Non-Traditional Student

Students in non-traditional programs follow a different withdrawal schedule than traditional undergraduate students.  Non-traditional programs include the Degree Completion Program, RN-to-BSN Nursing, Accelerated Nursing and Graduate Programs.

To drop/withdraw from all of your classes and the program, students in non-traditional programs should contact their program director. 

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    Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy