Registrar's Office
Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy--On-Campus and Virtual College--Fall and Spring Semesters

Tuition Refund for Course Drops/Withdrawals based on length of course

Less than 1 week, no refund

2 week course, 100% refund through 2nd calendar day; 50% 3-4th calendar day. Last day to DROP, 4th calendar day

4 week course, 100% refund through 4th calendar day, 50% 5th-8th calendar day. Last day to DROP, 8th calendar day; last day to WITHDRAW, 21st calendar day

8 week course, 100% refund through 7th calendar day; 50% 8th-14th calendar day. Last day to DROP, 14th calendar day; last day to WITHDRAW, 28th calendar day.

16 week course, 100% refund through 14th calendar day; 50% 15th-28th OR 29th calendar day (28th day for spring semesters; 29th day for fall semesters due to Labor Day holiday). Last day to DROP is the 28th OR 29th calendar day (28th day for spring semesters; 29th day for fall semesters); last day to WITHDRAW is the 70th calendar day.


One week equals seven calendar days.

All deadlines are effective at 11:59:59 PM CT

Students may drop full-semester (16-week) courses through 11:59:59 PM CT on the 28th/29th calendar day of the semester. Students dropping during this time period will not receive any notation on their transcript. Students who withdraw after this period and through 11:59:59 PM CT on the 70th calendar day of the semester will  receive a notation on their transcript of withdrawal (W). No withdrawals allowed after the 70th calendar day of the semester. Students who drop/withdraw completely will receive a notation on their transcript of the date dropped/withdrawn. Students receiving financial aid have additional responsibility and should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance in Picken Hall, 785-628-4408.

Availability of refunds for financial aid recipients is subject to review by the Office of Financial Assistance and/or Student Fiscal Services office. Nonfinancial aid recipients may have their refund sent within two weeks. (Refund options and information)

Appeal requests for dropping/withdrawal must be submitted to the Academic Appeals Committee. To initiate this process, contact the Office of the Registrar in Picken Hall, 785-628-4222, for the appeal form.

University procedure for dropping/withdrawing courses

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