Withdrawing from a course
Students are able to withdraw themselves from courses through the Academic Penalty Deadline for the semester/session.
Before you make a decision about your course:
- Assess your performance
- Seek advisement
- Talk to your advisor about your options. Your advisor is here to help you to problem-solve and come up with the best solution for YOU. The advisor cannot help you, if you do not let her know what you are experiencing.
- Consider alternatives to withdrawing including changing grade status to Pass/Fail or Listener/Audit. Discuss these options with your advisor to determine what is best for you.
- Review UD’s academic deadlines
- After the Free Drop/Add Period, students will receive a grade of W for any course that is withdrawn and they will be responsible for tuition and fees for the course. Additionally, they will be charged a $25 change of registration fee.
- After the Academic Penalty Deadline, students need documented, extenuating circumstances to withdraw from a course or to change the grading for the course.
- When in doubt regarding dropping/withdrawing and the procedures, contact your advisor.
- If you decide to remain in the course
- Implement the steps you discussed with your professor and advisor to be successful.
- Stay in touch with your professor and advisor through the rest of the semester for support, assistance, and guidance.
- If you decide to withdraw from the course
- Do so in a timely manner and be aware of the deadlines. Avoiding dealing with the issue will not make it go away.
- If you need assistance with withdrawing from the course, contact your advisor or the Professional & Continuing Studies Student Services ACCESS Office (302-831-8843) immediately.