OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

What does it mean to drop a course?

During Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, you must drop a course by the published drop deadline for each term. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is dropped, you are not responsible for a grade in the course or for tuition and fees associated with the course. When a course is dropped it is not recorded on your transcript.

What does it mean to withdraw from a course?

During the academic year, you can withdraw from individual courses between weeks 3 to 7. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript. The W grade is non-punitive and has no effect on your GPA. You may be responsible for a portion of the tuition and fees associated with the course.

Do I get a refund?

You will receive a full refund for courses dropped prior to the beginning of the term or by the end of the add/drop period. You may refer to the tuition reduction schedule available from the Business Affairs office for information about a possible refund after the second week of the term.