Registration - Dropping Classes After Drop Deadline

Dropping Classes After the Fourteenth Day of Instruction

Students may petition to late or retroactively drop a course or withdraw from an entire semester of courses for serious and compelling reasons after the drop deadline. Check the official academic calendar to verify the date.

Conditions and circumstances are defined as "serious and compelling" only if beyond the student's control. Those acceptable as justifications for a late drop must have occurred after the drop deadline. A personal statement with supporting documentation must be submitted with the late and retroactive drop and withdrawal forms.

Undergraduates may download the appropriate petition (course drop or withdrawal from all courses) at Graduate students may download the appropriate petition at

Submission of these forms, even with an instructor's signature, does not constitute approval. Continue attending class and complete all assignments until the petition is approved or denied.