Registration - Dropping Classes After Drop Deadline
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 www.sjsu.edu/aars/forms. Graduate students may download the appropriate petition at www.sjsu.edu/gape/forms.
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.
Students are subject to the pro-rata refund policy if classes are dropped after the start of classes. Please check the Bursar's website under Payments and Refunds for more information.