Dropping your only or last remaining class is considered a full withdrawal from the term.
Dropping all courses is a serious matter. Make sure you are aware of the impacts of fully withdrawing on your financial aid, account balances, and progress towards degree.
Students who are considering dropping all their classes with the intention of returning to PNW in a future semester are strongly encouraged to work with their academic advisor on a re-entry plan in order to complete their degree.
NOTE: You cannot fully withdraw (drop all your current semester classes) in Student Scheduling Assistant in myPNW. When trying to drop and you get to the last remaining course, you will see an error message dialog box that states “Registration failed with the following registration error: Dropping last class is not allowed.”
To fully withdraw you will need to follow the process outlined on this web page. Start by reviewing the various considerations prior to withdrawing.
Please review these considerations before you fully withdraw for the semester.
- You may still owe fees following your withdrawal, depending on the date of withdrawal and the appropriate refund schedule for your academic program. Contact the Bursar’s Office regarding refunds of tuition and fees.
- If you have a Graduate Student appointment and are withdrawing within the first six weeks of the semester, you may no longer qualify for the fee remission and the refund calculation will be based upon the full amount of tuition and fees prior to the remission being applied.
- Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions about how this withdrawal may affect current or future financial aid.
- W grades do not carry any GPA value, but they may be considered as an attempted course.
- Meet with your academic advisor to discuss how this withdrawal may impact future registration, your plan of study and progress to graduation.
- If you are a student athlete, make sure to contact your coach as well as the Athletics Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in FRC Room 129 on the Hammond campus. Student athletes must maintain a full-time status (at least 12 undergraduate credit hours or at least 8 graduate credit hours) or risk ineligibility.
- If you are an international student, you are required to contact International Student Services at email@example.com or (219) 989-2082.
- If you live in University Residences, notify Housing at (219) 989-4150.
- Registration for any future semester will remain intact unless you drop those classes via the Student Scheduling Assistant in myPNW.
- Your account will remain active for one year if you wish to return to PNW. After that time, visit the Office of Admissions web site for more information about the re-entry process.
To withdraw from all current term classes during any semester or summer session follow this withdrawal process:
Log in to myPNW and go to the Registration tab:
- Select “Full Withdrawal from Current Academic Term (Drop All Classes)“
- Complete and submit the form
Your request will be held for 5 business days to allow you to ask any questions or change your mind. The date which you submit the online withdrawal request form will be utilized as the effective date of withdrawal.
The withdrawal action will be considered final upon Office of the Registrar approval of the withdrawal. You will receive email verification when the process is complete.
Specific withdrawal dates can be found in the online Refund and Withdrawal Schedule. Please note that grade assignment and refund schedules for academic sessions of shorter duration are proportionate to the length of the session.
Before withdrawing from the University, it is important to be aware of how that decision may impact your financial aid. To learn more about this impact, please consult with the Office of Financial Aid.
You may drop or withdraw from individual classes through the Student Scheduling Assistant in myPNW according to the semester’s Refund and Withdrawal Schedule. If you have questions or concerns, contact your academic advisor.
Note to Student Athletes: Student athletes must maintain a full-time status (at least 12 undergraduate credit hours or at least 8 graduate credit hours) or risk ineligibility. For questions about Athletic Eligibility contact the Athletics Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in FRC Room 129 on the Hammond campus.
Dropping your only or last remaining class is considered a full withdrawal from the term and you must follow the full withdrawal procedures outlined above.
A Special Circumstance withdrawal may be considered after the deadline if there are extenuating circumstances outside of the student’s control. For consideration for a full or partial withdrawal after the deadline, please contact the Dean of Students Office at email@example.com for information regarding the process.
At times a student may wish to not enroll in an upcoming term. This can occur when students are planning to transfer from PNW, sit out one term and return, or otherwise take a break.
While there is no official process to withdraw from PNW for a future term, students should consider the following:
- Drop all classes for future terms using the Student Scheduling Assistant in myPNW
- Inform your academic advisor of your plans
- Consult with the Office of Financial Aid
- Resolve any outstanding University balances with the Bursar’s Office and confirm a zero balance on your myPNW billing statement
- Communicate with Housing regarding your housing contract
- International students should contact International Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 989-2082
- Student athletes should contact their coach as well as the Athletics Department at email@example.com or stop in FRC Room 129 on the Hammond campus
Visit the Office of Admissions web site for more information about the re-entry process if you are not planning to return to PNW within one year.